Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Caucasus and Central Asia
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Introduction

We define Islamist movements very broadly, referring to political movements that either adopt Islam as a principle ideology or include it as a main constituent of their ideology or ideologies. There has been very little research on the role of women in shaping Islamist movements and discourses in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Nevertheless, from what we do know, women have played a significant histo…

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Ashour, Omar and Jamil, Uzma, “Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Caucasus and Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0130a>
First published online: 2009



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