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Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers an analysis of the interlinked factors that motivate, provide opportunities for and ultimately limit Muslim women’s political participation

  • Addresses a distinct lack of Muslim women's voices in much of the Francophone European political arena

  • Provides a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the lived experiences of Muslim women

Part of the book series: New Directions in Islam (NDI)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Amina Easat-Daas
    Pages 1-22
  3. Conclusions

    • Amina Easat-Daas
    Pages 173-193
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 195-201

About this book

This book outlines the principal motivations, opportunities and barriers to Muslim women’s political participation in France and francophone Belgium. 

Easat-Daas draws on in-depth comparative contextual analysis along with semi-structured interview material with women from France and Belgium who self-identify as Muslim and are active in a variety of modes of political participation, such European Parliamentarians, Senators, councilwomen, trade-union activists and those engaged in grass-roots political movements. This provides an alternative framing of Muslim women, removed from the tired and often exaggerated stereotypes that portray them as passive objects or sources of threat, instead highlighting their remarkable resilience and consistent determination. 

Through exploring the intersecting fault lines of racial, Islamophobic and gendered struggles of Muslim women in these two cases, this book also sheds new light on the role of ‘European Islam’, political opportunity structures, secularism and Muslim women’s dress.



Amina Easat-Daas is an Early Career Academic Fellow in the Department of Politics, People and Place at De Montfort University, UK.


Keywords

  • European Parliamentarians
  • Trade Unions
  • Grassroots movements
  • Political agency
  • Islamophobia
  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Ethnic minorities
  • religion and gender

Authors and Affiliations

  • De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

    Amina Easat-Daas

About the author

Amina Easat-Daas is an Early Career Academic Fellow in the Department of Politics, People and Place at De Montfort University, UK.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium

  • Authors: Amina Easat-Daas

  • Series Title: New Directions in Islam

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48725-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48724-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48727-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-48725-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 201

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Political Sociology, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Islam, Sociology of Religion, European Politics

Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-48725-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)