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By Margaretha A. van Es

This e-book explores how stereotypes of “oppressed Muslim ladies” feed into the self-representations of girls with a Muslim historical past. the point of interest is on girls energetic in, and talking on behalf of, a large choice of minority self-organisations within the Netherlands and Norway among 1975 and 2010. the writer finds how those ladies have internalised and appropriated specific stereotypes, and in addition built counter-stereotypes approximately majority Dutch or Norwegian girls. She demonstrates, primarily, how they've got attempted many times to alter well known perceptions by way of delivering replacement pictures of themselves and of Islam, paying specific cognizance to their makes an attempt to achieve entry to media debates. Her crucial argument is that their efforts to undermine stereotypes should be understood as an statement of belonging in Dutch and Norwegian society and, when it comes to ladies devoted to Islam, as a requirement for his or her faith to be authorised. This cutting edge paintings offers a “history from under” that makes a priceless contribution to scholarly debates approximately citizenship as a tradition of inclusion and exclusion. supplying new insights into the dynamics among stereotyping and self-representation, it is going to attract students of gender, faith, media, and cultural diversity.


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