Friday, March 7, 2008
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
194 Meeting Street
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Sabanci University, Turkey
Faculty of Law
Hebrew University, Israel
Qatar University, Qatar
Law, Societies & Justice Program
University of Washington, Seattle
School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
Law and Society
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada
In cases where Muslim women and girls are seen as needing to be rescued and advocacy seems imperative—as with honor crimes, female circumcision, early marriage—structural analyses of issues apart from gender can fall away, thus producing little new knowledge and reinforcing stereotypes of Muslim backwardness versus Western modernity. The participants in this conference will look at alternative ways to view so-called “traditional” Muslim practices. They will look at instances where everything from local politics to transnational economics might contribute to a given practice, and where the political, the socio-economic, or the cultural might be the most important factors to consider.
For more information please contact Donna_Goodnow@Brown.edu
Cosponsored by Middle East Studies, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, and the Department of Anthropology.