Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 31 May 2018

356 Pages


ISBN: 9780199405657

Bookseller Code (AJ)

From Stasis to Mobility

Arab Muslim Feminists and Travelling Theory

Saiyma Aslam

  • This book takes into account the confluence of different factors in studying pressures on, and prospects for, the mobility of Arab Muslim women
  • The author discusses Arab Muslim feminism as a travelling theory which is deeply sensitive to global realities. She calls for a challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies that have circulated within or outside the Muslim world regarding the status and role of Arab Muslim women. She considers their lived reality as diverse, fluid, and marked by heterogeneity
  • It also explores the works of two writers, the Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi and the Egyptian novelist Nawal El Saadawi, who call attention to the stasis in domestic gender relations and the processes of change under global restructuring

Also of Interest