Contested Public Spheres

Female Activism and Identity Politics in Malaysia

Authors: Spiegel, Anna

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This ethnographic monograph deals with women’s organisations in an increasingly Islamised Malaysia and how they are fighting for women’s rights and gender equality. Departing from an in-depth description of the life-world of female activists, Anna Spiegel highlights the significance of the global negotiations of gender relations for identity politics, the articulation of the local and the global within translocally acting social movements and the significance of globalisation for female agency. The study discusses the role of counterpublics in the development of subversive identity constructions and the renegotiation of the normative bases of publicness in the gendered fields of dress, cultural belonging, epistemic culture and Islam. Bringing together the global and the local, this is a global ethnography in the truest sense.

This book is essential reading for researchers in the social sciences, in particular, cultural studies, subaltern studies, sociology, gender studies and Islamic studies. In addition, it is also of interest to scientists looking for new research methodologies in the study of globalisation.

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Anna Spiegel is currently employed at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she is coordinating desiguALdades.net, the Research Network on Inderdependent Inequalities in Latin America.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Public Spheres
Book Subtitle
Female Activism and Identity Politics in Malaysia
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-92371-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-92371-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-17453-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
369
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