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Engagements islamiques en Jordanie. La part du politique, la part féministe

Abstract : Islamic commitments in Jordan: political and feminist perspectives - In the 1980s an Islamic feminist movement took root in the shadow of Jordanian women's institutions linked to the State. The movement was established and became visible in the mid-1990s as key figures invested the public and political sphere and political Islam increasingly dominated the opposition. Today, women from all social classes, especially the middle classes who built themselves up through access to education, identify themselves with this movement and rely on political Islam to intervene in support of their rights, their daily lives and their activist and career paths. Some women have engaged in politics and religion through the Muslim Brotherhood, through the Islamic Centrist Party (Hizb al-wassat) or simply as independents. Others have embraced religious doctrine as a means to claim an independent intellectual and political identity. Yet others are trying to unite for collective action on an openly feminist agenda, a designation strongly criticized until recent years. Diverse feminist and Islamic movements operating in a militant environment characterized by regional and national political positions and feminist causes, have led to increased alliances and exchanges with secular movements both for expertise and means-of-action. More pragmatic, women’s activism here tends to become less ideological and more hybrid, in the image of the religious reference itself.
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Stephanie Latte Abdallah. Engagements islamiques en Jordanie. La part du politique, la part féministe. Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, Université de Provence, 2010, pp.en ligne. ⟨10.4000/remmm.6908⟩. ⟨hal-03460244⟩

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