Tag: Muslim women

#Review: Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley

When Vladimir Nalivkin, a Russian officer who had served in several military campaigns, and his wife, Maria Nalivkina, took up farming in 1878 in the village of Nanay…

‘Epitome of feminism’: the rise of the social phenomenon of trendy hijabistas

Feminism is not an immutable and easily-defined concept. It is conditioned by culture, religion, politics, education and other social factors. The secular-humanist approach to feminism has long domina…

Virtual Roundtable: Julie Billaud’s response #PoliticalAgency

1. To what extent does the notion of political agency help to understand political change? I started engaging with the notion of political agency in my earlier work…

#Review: Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Lila Abu-Lughod’s book, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, expands on her thoughts from an earlier article similarly titled. As she explains, this book is “a long answer to the…

Anti-liberal attempts: between burqa and criticism demonization

Yesterday, the British Parliament debated the ban of a garment, something that the British Parliament had not discussed since Victorian times. This time it was not the length…