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Book Review: do Muslim women need saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod

Rashid, Naaz (2014) Book Review: do Muslim women need saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod. LSE Review of Books (19 Feb 2014). Website.

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Frequent reports of ‘honour’ killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. With this book Lila Abu-Lughod aims to challenge this conclusion. Naaz Rashid concludes that this a richly evidenced and accessible book deconstructing simplistic culturalist explanations of any phenomena which pertain to Muslim women in all their diversity.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 15:25
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2020 00:31

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