The meta-theory of piety: reflections on the work of Saba Mahmood
- Julius Bautista
- … show all 1 hide
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
This paper discusses the extent to which Saba Mahmood’s ideas about Muslim women and agency are relevant for works beyond her ethnographic speciality. The first part will reflect upon her arguments about Muslim female piety within the larger context of progressive politics in the USA and the Middle East. The second part will describe the implications of Mahmood’s work towards the production of alternative discourses—that is, works inspired by and produced from outside the overarching influence of a Euro-American intellectual tradition.
- Alatas, S. F. (2006). Alternative discourses in Asian social science: Responses to eurocentrism. New Delhi: Sage.
- Asad, T. (1997). Remarks on the anthropology of the body. In S. Coakley (Ed.), Religion and the body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Chakrabarty, D. (2000). Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial thought and historical difference. New Haven: Princeton University Press.
- Mahmood, S. (2001). Feminist theory, embodiment, and the docile agent: some reflections on the Egyptian Islamic revival. Cultural Anthropology, 6(2), 202–236. CrossRef
- Mahmood, S. (2005). The politics of piety: The Islamic revival and the feminist subject. New Haven: Princeton University Press.
- Mauss, M. (1934). Les techniques du corps. Journal de Psychologie, 32(3–4). Reprinted in Mauss, Sociologie et anthropologie, 1936, Paris: PUF.
- Sinha, V. (2003). Decentring social sciences in practice through individual acts and choices. Current Sociology, 51(1), 7–26. CrossRef
- The meta-theory of piety: reflections on the work of Saba Mahmood
Volume 2, Issue 1 , pp 75-83
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Additional Links
- Saba Mahmood
- Muslim women
- Alternative discourse
- Embodied agency
- Julius Bautista (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore