Challenging Identities: Muslim Women in Australia

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Shahram Akbarzadeh
Academic Monographs, 2010 - Muslim women - 196 pages
"Muslim women in Australia are at the forefront of a culture war, and not necessarily by choice. As visible representatives of Islam, veiled women face discrimination and abuse, and carry the stigma of a culture frequently deemed unacceptable and inferior. Despite these adverse conditions, Muslim women have demonstrated a remarkable resilience by maintaining their presence in the public domain and by continuing to make a positive contribution to Australia. The experiences of Muslim women in Australia cannot be typecast as a sisterhood of oppressed females. Challenging Identities questions the assumption of incompatible 'Australian values' and 'Islamic values', and provides valuable first-person accounts from the lives of Muslim women in Australia."--Publisher description.
 

Contents

The Challenge of Being Muslim
1
The Secret Politics of Being
30
Everyday Experiences
56
Multiculturalism and Its Challenges for Muslim Women
105
The Identity of the Australian Muslim Woman in Sport
130
Speech and Silence
159
Acknowledgement
174
Index
189
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