By Haideh Moghissi

A hugely debatable intervention into the talk on postmodernism and feminism, this e-book appears to be like at what occurs while those modes of study are together hired to light up the sexual politics of Islam.

As a faith, Islam has been demonized for its gender practices like no different. This e-book analyzes that Orientalism, with specific connection with representations of Muslim girls and describes the true sexual politics of Islam. the writer is going directly to describe the increase of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's reaction to it. She argues that whatever the refined argument of postmodernists and their suspicion of energy, as an highbrow and political circulation postmodernism has positioned itself within the provider of strength and the established order. Moghissi brilliantly demonstrates how this pattern has given upward thrust to a neo-conservative feminism.

an enormous feminist critique of Islamic fundamentalism, this booklet asks a few difficult questions of these who, in denouncing the racism of Western feminism, have taken up an uncritical embody of the Islamic identification of Muslim girls. it's pressing examining for all these keen on human rights, in addition to for college students and lecturers of women's stories, political technological know-how, social thought and non secular studies.

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