The Resource Gender politics in Sudan : Islamism, socialism, and the state, Sondra Hale

Gender politics in Sudan : Islamism, socialism, and the state, Sondra Hale

Label
Gender politics in Sudan : Islamism, socialism, and the state
Title
Gender politics in Sudan
Title remainder
Islamism, socialism, and the state
Statement of responsibility
Sondra Hale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Focusing on the relationship between gender and the state in the construction of national identity politics in twentieth-century northern Sudan, the author investigates the mechanisms that the state and political and religious interest groups employ for achieving political and cultural hegemony. Hale argues that such a process involves the transformation of culture through the involvement of women in both left-wing and Islamist revolutionary movements. In drawing parallels between the gender ideology of secular and religious organizations in Sudan, Hale analyzes male positioning of women within the culture to serve the movement. Using data from fieldwork conducted between 1961 and 1988, she investigates the conditions under which women's culture can be active, generating positive expressions of resistance and transformation. Hale argues that in northern Sudan women may be using Islam to construct their own identity and improve their situation
  • Nevertheless, she raises questions about the barriers that women may face, now that the Islamic state is achieving hegemony, and discusses the limits of identity politics
Dewey number
305.42/09624
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.S73
LC item number
H35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gender politics in Sudan : Islamism, socialism, and the state, Sondra Hale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-278) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Theory, Living Fieldwork, and Autobiography: An Introduction -- 2. Locating Sudanese Women's Studies -- 3. History and Political Economy: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the State -- 4. Women in Contemporary Northern Sudan -- 5. The Wing of the Patriarch: The Sudanese Communist Party and the Women's Union -- 6. Islamism and the Women Activists of the National Islamic Front -- 7. Culture and Transformation: Concluding Remarks
Control code
000012508745
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780813324319
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016438
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.b17606202
System control number
  • C01108111393
  • (OCoLC)34545456

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