A Global History of Muslim Feminism
Date(s) - 03/06/2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium FedEx Global Center
In her new book “Sisters in the Mirror: A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism” Elora Shehabuddin presents a unique and engaging history of feminism as a story of colonial and postcolonial interactions between Western and Muslim societies. Muslim women, like other women around the world, have been engaged in their own struggles for generations: as individuals and in groups that include but also extend beyond their religious identity and religious practices. The modern and globally enmeshed Muslim world they navigate has often been at the weaker end of disparities of wealth and power, of processes of colonization and policies of war, economic sanctions, and Western feminist outreach. Importantly, Muslims have long constructed their own ideas about women’s and men’s lives in the West, with implications for how they articulate their feminist dreams for their own societies.
Hosted By: Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Additional Information can be found at: https://heellife.unc.edu/event/8460529