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Western Europe: 1945 to Present
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Feminist accounts usually state that the control of women and their sexuality has been central to national community building in the Muslim world, while, at the same time, women have been relegated to the margins of the polity. In Europe, the condition of Muslim women is also instrumentalized – not because Muslim women cannot be defined as mothers of nations and used a…

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Cesari, Jocelyne, “Western Europe: 1945 to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0042>
First published online: 2009

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