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In the Name of Women's Rights : The Rise of Femonationalism (Paperback) (Sara R. Farris)

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Sara R. Farris examines the demands for women's rights from an unlikely collection of right-wing nationalist political parties, neoliberals, and some feminist theorists and policy makers. Focusing on contemporary France, Italy, and the Netherlands, Farris labels this exploitation and co-optation of feminist themes by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns as “femonationalism.” She shows that by characterizing Muslim males as dangerous to western societies and as oppressors of women, and by emphasizing the need to rescue Muslim and migrant women, these groups use gender equality to justify their racist rhetoric and policies. This practice also serves an economic function. Farris analyzes how neoliberal civic integration policies and feminist groups funnel Muslim and non-western migrant women into the segregating domestic and caregiving industries, all the while claiming to promote their emancipation. In the Name of Women's Rights documents the links between racism, feminism, and the ways in which non-western women are instrumentalized for a variety of political and economic purposes.
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Sara R. Farris
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2017
TCIN: 51560888
UPC: 9780822369745
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9345
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