Violence and Gender in the “New” Europe: Islam in German Culture

Images of covered women, together with stories of honor killings and forced marriages, continue to retain their currency in media representations of Islam. Moving beyond staid stereotypes, Gender and Violence in the “New” Europe draws new conclusions about the role of violence in determining Muslim women’s participation in German public life. Combining cultural studies with theory [more…]

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Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture

"Weber's study undertakes a much-needed comprehensive investigation of the contemporary 'regime of gender violence,' that is, the key role violence has played in defining the position of Muslims in the German public sphere (in the larger European context). Through nuanced theorizing as well as careful historical contextualization, Weber develops an intersectional framework for analyzing gendered violence in a way that does not reinforce racialized discourses of cultural and/or religious difference." [more...]

Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013

ISBN: 978-1-137-00708-7, ISBN10: 1-137-00708-7

252 pages.

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