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The orientalization of gender

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2005) The orientalization of gender. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 22 (4). pp. 26-56. ISSN 0742-6763

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Said’s critique of Orientalism provokes a comprehensive review by post-colonial theorists of the bulk of western knowledge regarding non-western countries. This Orientalist literature buttresses the colonial notion of a civilizing mission, which is also supported by many western feminists who provide theoretical grounds to such colonialist perceptions. Such post-colonial feminists as Gayatri Spivak, Chandra Mohanty, and Rajeswari Rajan analyze western feminism’s ideological complicity with Orientalist and imperialist ventures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/13729
Uncontrolled Keywords: orientalization, hijab, Muslim women, Edward Said, western feminism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 15:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13729

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