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Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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This entry reviews critically the ways in which concepts of Islam and Muslim women have figured in the interdisciplinary field of knowledge constituted by Euro-American women's studies over the past several decades.

Second wave feminism

The 1970s saw the rise of “women's liberation” and women's global alliances in the United States and in Europe. The arguments that were made during this time about women's …

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Naghibi, Nima, “Women's Studies/Gender Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0063>
First published online: 2009

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