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Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger
Contributor(s): Alidou, Ousseina D. (Author)

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ISBN: 0299212149     ISBN-13: 9780299212148
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
OUR PRICE: $28.45  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2011
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - North
- Social Science | Women's Studies
Dewey: 305.486
Series: Women in Africa and the Diaspora
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.9" W x 8.9" L (0.75 lbs) 260 pages
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
- Religious Orientation - Islamic
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
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Seizing the space opened by the early 1990s democratization movement, Muslim women are carving an active, influential, but often-overlooked role for themselves during a time of great change. Engaging Modernity provides a compelling portrait of Muslim women in Niger as they confronted the challenges and opportunities of the late twentieth century.
Based on thorough scholarly research and extensive fieldwork--including a wealth of interviews--Ousseina Alidou's work offers insights into the meaning of modernity for Muslim women in Niger. Mixing biography with sociological data, social theory and linguistic analysis, this is a multilayered vision of political Islam, education, popular culture, and war and its aftermath. Alidou offers a gripping look at one of the Muslim world's most powerful untold stories.

Runner-up, Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize, Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association, 2007

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