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Production of Knowledge: States, Discourses, Policies: United States and United Kingdom
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Clash of civilizations

Feminist scholarship over the past two decades has demonstrated that the struggle to improve women's lives has played a strategic role in the history of colonial missions to civilize people marked as heathen or unchristian. In part this can be traced to one of Euro-American feminism's founding arguments: that the quality, character, or level of a civilization can be meas…

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Ware, Vron, “Production of Knowledge: States, Discourses, Policies: United States and United Kingdom”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0661>
First published online: 2010



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