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Reimagining Western feminist notions : a conversation with American and Egyptian Islamic feminists

by Jorgenson, Nicole

Abstract

This thesis will consider the work and actions of Egyptian and American Muslim women in order to inform a conversation regarding the scope of Western Feminist discourse. These two case studies will serve as examples of distinct Muslim feminist actors who engage with their unique cultures and values in order to reshape gender norms. Using the theoretical framework supplied by Foucault, I will demonstrate how conceptions of power and agency employed in the Western feminist discourse are not adequate for representing all manifestations of Islamic feminism. It will become evident that understanding the forms of Islamic feminism represented in this study is a crucial step for reframing the terms and values which comprise feminist thought.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:9877
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
36 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Wright, Peter
Department/Program
Religion
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
B.A.
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2014-04