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Why do women join IS? A critique of gendered assumptions about women’s motivations

Eggert, Jennifer Philippa (2016) Why do women join IS? A critique of gendered assumptions about women’s motivations. Engenderings (24 Nov 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Women who join the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) in Syria have garnered considerable public interest in Europe since the summer of 2014, when first reports about women leaving Europe for IS-controlled territory emerged. In this blog post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert contrasts commonly held assumptions about women’s motivations to join IS with what recent research tells us about their actual reasons. She then looks at what the dichotomy between the two says about our perceptions of women in general and Muslim women in particular.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Engenderings Blog
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 23:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78487

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