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Women and Revivalism in the West : Choosing `Fundamentalism' in a Liberal Democracy - M. Franks

Women and Revivalism in the West

Choosing `Fundamentalism' in a Liberal Democracy

By: M. Franks

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Why do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called fundamentalist) have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.

'The author is successful in putting a very human face on the 'right wing' of these faith groups.' - L.H. Hoyle, Choice

Introduction
Revivalisms and Feminisms
Reflexive Methodology
Marriage, Obedience and Feminine Submission
Rights and Responsibilities
Modesty Codes and the Veil
Empowerment Through Revivalisms: Some Gains and Losses
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ISBN: 9780333922873
ISBN-10: 0333922875
Series: Women's Studies at York Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 21st August 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.48  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1