Negotiating Development in Muslim Societies

Negotiating Development in Muslim Societies : Gendered Spaces and Translocal Connections

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Through networking and globalized modes of interaction and communication, women's organizations in Muslim countries negotiate global development concepts such as human rights and gender equality, thereby differentiating and reconstructing local visions of muslim society and popularizing new gender concepts. This comparative study highlights the diversity of Islamic identities and Muslim women's concepts of development, particularly regarding gender more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 22mm | 458.13g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739126202
  • 9780739126202

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Negotiating Development in Muslim Societies is a timely and valuable work in the field of development sociology and gender studies. This volume addresses a wide range of concerns such as the self and other in cross-cultural encounters, gendered spaces, and the ongoing reconstituting of local discourses of Islam. The volume brings together a rich comparative South-South perspective on translocal networks of NGO's and international organizations and how travelling ideas have gained a new meaning through local-global interaction. -- Mona Abaza, The American University in Cairoshow more

About Gudrun Lachenmann

Gudrun Lachenmann is a professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Sociology of Development, and Research Centre, Bielefeld University. Petra Dannecker is professor for global studies and development sociology at the Faculty of Sociology, Project International Development, at Vienna University, more

Table of contents

Part 1 Part I. Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Researching Translocal Gendered Spaces: Methodological Challenges Part 3 Part II: Women's Organizations and their Agendas Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Women's Organizations Creating Social Space in Senegal Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Women's Organizations and Social Transformation in Malaysia: Between Social Work and Legal Reforms Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Women's Organizations and Their Agendas in Sudan: Interfaces in Different Arenas Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Women's Organizations and the Reshaping of the Public Sphere: A Comparative Analysis Part 8 Part III. Negotiating Development: Networking and Strategies of Women's Organizations Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Negotiating Women's Rights from Multiple Perspectives: The Campaign for the Reform of the Family Law in Senegal Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Negotiating Women's Rights in a Translocal Space: Women's Organizations and Networking in Malaysia Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Negotiating Peace and Rights in Sudan: Networking for the Agenda of "Violence Against Women" Part 12 Part IV. Conclusion Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Diversified Development: Constituting Translocal Spaces through Agencyshow more