Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance Anissa Hélie

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Published: October 11th 2012

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288 pages


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Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance  by  Anissa Hélie

Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance by Anissa Hélie
October 11th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: | 4.67 Mb

This groundbreaking book explores resistance against the harsh policing of sexuality in some Muslim societies. Many Muslim majority countries still use religious discourse to enforce stigmatization and repression of those, especially women, who do not conform to sexual norms promoted either by the state or by non-state actors. In this context, Islam is often stigmatized in Western discourse for being intrinsically restrictive with respect to womens rights and sexuality. Sexuality in Muslim Contexts shows that conservative Muslim discourse does not necessarily match practices of believers or of citizens and that womens empowerment is facilitated where indigenous and culturally appropriate strategies are developed.

Using case studies from Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Israel and India, the volume persuasively argues that Muslim religious traditions do not necessarily lead to conservative agendas but can promote emancipatory standpoints. An intervention to the construction of Muslim women as uniformly subordinate, this collection spearheads an unprecedented wake of organizing around sexualities in Muslim communities.



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