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Etnográfica 2006, 10 1

Autor: Ángeles Ramírez

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=372339147006


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Etnográfica ISSN: 0873-6561 etnografica@cria.org.pt Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia Portugal Ramírez, Ángeles OTHER FEMINISMS? MUSLIM ASSOCIATIONS AND WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN MOROCCO Etnográfica, vol.
10, núm.
1, mayo, 2006, pp.
107-119 Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia Lisboa, Portugal Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=372339147006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Public Islam and the common good OTHER FEMINISMS? MUSLIM ASSOCIATIONS AND WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN MOROCCO Ángeles Ramírez This article discusses some women’s movements in Morocco.
Through the analysis of the positions adopted by Islamic and Feminist groups about the construction of womanhood in these groups, the article tries to show that the dichotomous model (Islamists against Feminists) oversimplifies the explanation of these processes.
Ethnography makes possible other more nuanced approaches to the topic. KEYWORDS: women’s movements, islamist associations, feminism, Morocco. This article is the result of an on-going investigation of women’s movements in Morocco that analyzes the gender models hidden behind the movements’ Islamist and secular labels.1 I intend to carry out an analysis of women’s movements that claim to be feminist and bearers of specific changes for women within a Muslim framework and to reposition them, if possible, within the framework of Third World and Arab-Muslim feminisms.
And I plan to do this from an ethnographical basis, which avoids, at least in theory, distortions such as the assumption that all non-European women’s movements are culturally authentic and, indeed, post-colonial feminisms. My approach needs to come with a warning since the basis of this...





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