Betwixt and between? Women, the nation and islamization in Pakistan

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

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This essay attempts to explore the question of Pakistani feminism's relationship with the tradition/modernity or secularism/Islamism debate, within the context of the discursive conditions of Islamization as they continue to unfold in response to national and international pressures. I argue that modernity, secularism and the west are not necessarily synonymous, and that new theorizations of Islamic modernity and a secular Islam are the need of the day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Identities
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007


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