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Overview: Islam and Feminism: Europe
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Muslim feminism is, in its plurality, a refusal to remain silent. To declare yourself a Muslim feminist against a backdrop of global islamophobia is an act of transgression, an epistemic disobedience. Disobeying the hegemonic epistemology of white feminism, disobeying the ‘exit…

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Hanane Karimi, “Overview: Islam and Feminism: Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002215>
First published online: 2022

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