Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic by Minoo Moallem

By Minoo Moallem

Minoo Moallem demanding situations the mainstream stereotypical illustration of Islam and Muslims as backward, fanatical, and premodern via exhibiting how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are by-products of modernity. Writing with a deep own and scholarly difficulty for contemporary Iranian heritage, Moallem refers back to the gendered notions of brother and sister as keys to knowing the discovery of the Islamic ummat as a contemporary fraternal group. utilizing magazines, novels, and movies, she bargains a feminist transnational research of up to date Iranian tradition that questions dominant binaries of contemporary and conventional, West and East, secular and non secular, and civilized and barbaric.

Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister responds to a couple of very important questions raised in reference to Sep 11. the writer considers how veiling intersects with different identification markers in geographical region construction and glossy formations of gendered citizenship. She exhibits how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are fed through a hybrid combination of pictures and myths of either pre-Islamic and Islamic Iran, in addition to globally circulated patriarchal ideologies.

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