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Studies in European Culture and History

Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe

Islam in German Culture

Authors: Weber, B.

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Weber contributes to the ongoing scholarly discussion about Islam in the West, demonstrating how current thinking about gender violence prohibits the intellectual inquiry necessary to act against such violence, and analyzes ways in which Muslim women participate in the public sphere by thematizing violence in literature, art, and media.

About the authors

Beverly M. Weber is an assistant professor of German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Reviews

"Weber's insightful engagement with literary theorists is outstanding. In the context of German-language and English-language research about Muslims, feminists, popular culture, politics, and criticism in post-Cold War Germany, this is a major contribution." - Claudia Koonz, Peabody Family Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University, USA

"Ranging from dominant discourses on honor killings and headscarves to self-representations and artistic interventions in literature as well as performance, Weber's study undertakes a much-needed comprehensive investigation of the contemporary 'regime of gender violence,' that is, the key role violence has played in defining the position of Muslims in the German public sphere (in the larger European context). Through nuanced theorizing as well as careful historical contextualization, Weber develops an intersectional framework for analyzing gendered violence in a way that does not reinforce racialized discourses of cultural and/or religious difference. In demonstrating how the contemporary German public sphere is constituted through differential regimes of visibility - which, for example, invisibilize racism in foregrounding headscarves - Weber's analysis paves the way for imagining Muslim women as active participants, rather than victims, in the democratic process." - Claudia Breger, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of Communication and Culture and Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

"This is without doubt one of the most thorough and original analyses of the charged European debate around gender, violence, and Muslim minorities. Importantly, Weber does not only carefully unpack the problematic racing of gender and religion in German liberal multiculturalism, using a variety of familiar and unfamiliar sources, but she also points to the agency of Muslim women so frequently denied by those claiming to 'save' them. A must read for anyone interested in understanding contemporary Europe." -

Fatima El-Tayeb, Associate Professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego, USA and author of European Others

"Beverly Weber does not shy away from making thorough and politically engaged arguments about a range of complicated topics - the connections between sexuality, race, and religion. Gender and Violence in the 'New' Europe offers the perfect model for how German Studies research can remain relevant in today's globalized world." - Maria Stehle, Assistant Professor of German, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Undoing the Connections between Muslim Violence, “Culture,” and Secularism

    Weber, Beverly M.

    Pages 1-38

  • A Regime of Gender Violence: Honor Killings, Familial Violence, and Muslim Women’s Subjectivities

    Weber, Beverly M.

    Pages 39-76

  • Contentious Headscarves: Cleaning Woman, Forbidden Schoolteacher, Hijab Martyr

    Weber, Beverly M.

    Pages 77-112

  • Troubling Headscarves: Covering, Artistic Reconfigurations of Public Space, and the Muslim Woman’s Body

    Weber, Beverly M.

    Pages 113-135

  • Freedom to Imagine the World: Violence and the Writing of Self

    Weber, Beverly M.

    Pages 137-172

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00709-4
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00708-7
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe
Book Subtitle
Islam in German Culture
Authors
Series Title
Studies in European Culture and History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00709-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137007094
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00708-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43525-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 241
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