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Political agency in the blogging of the everyday: The case of muslim women bloggers

Mohamed, Shafizan (2017) Political agency in the blogging of the everyday: The case of muslim women bloggers. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development, 2 (6). pp. 152-165. E-ISSN 0128-1755

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This study looks at women’s religious conviction as a form of political agency that can be both resistant and submissive. The narratives of the women in this study showed that women can be political within religious submission. These women who had been conditioned by the religious and political culture to accept and adopt a secondary role to men had found through blogging the ability to be politically expressive and authoritative. Blogging enabled them to challenge the gendered dichotomy of the private and public by allowing them to share and make significant their private experiences. This study on Muslim women bloggers contributes to the inclusive understanding of subject formation in feminist theories, indicating that women’s religious convictions can lead to material political transformations.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5172/60939
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bloggers; Women; Feminism; Islam; Religion; Malaysia; Politics; Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM706 Social structure
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 09:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60939

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