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Alternative Performativity of Muslimness

The Intersection of Race, Gender, Religion, and Migration

Authors: Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

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  • Explores the demarcation between the mainstream Islam dominant in the UK and West Yorkshire and Sufi African IslamInvestigates how discourses of ‘otherness’ contribute toward the silencing of alternative Muslim performativitiesHighlights the production of Black identities in the diasporic space of West Yorkshire, UK

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About this book

The book highlights issues related to the construction of gender in Africa and African identity politics. It explores the limitations of the constructed category of “African Muslim woman” in West Yorkshire. Amina Alrasheed Nayel uses Black feminist epistemology along with postcolonial, feminist, and critical race theory to examine the multiple identities that Sudanese women negotiate in the UK.

The diverse settings of Islam and Islamic culture, circumscribed around issues of performativity of Islam and identity construction in the diasporic space are unpacked in this volume. In addition, this work analyzes specific practices and performances, starting with the multifaceted nature of Islam and the problematic concepts of “Sunni/Sufi,” “Muslim woman,” “race,” and “blackness.” The book reveals that exile, nostalgia, and racial/ethnic differences within Islam and the wider UK community underpin the performativity of Muslimness of the Sudanese women living in West Yorkshire, and reiterates the importance of moving beyond the homogeneity of the idea of “Muslim woman” towards investigating the complexities of this group. 


About the authors

Amina Alrasheed Nayel received her PhD from University of Leeds, UK. She has served as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Gender and Peace Building Program at the University for Peace, Costa Rica. She has also worked as a consultant for many international and UN organizations and as Program Manager of the Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative, Arab States, with the UNDP. She is currently working as a consultant for women, peace, and security in Tunisia with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNDP, and other UN agencies.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Research Area Problem and Methodology

    Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

    Pages 1-44

  • Sudanese Women and the Intersection of Identity and Islam in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

    Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

    Pages 45-75

  • Reflections on Contested Identities: Investigating the Narratives of Northern Sudanese Muslim Women in West Yorkshire

    Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

    Pages 77-129

  • Missing the Nile: Melancholic Nostalgia and Making Home

    Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

    Pages 131-167

  • Conclusion: The Politics of Difference, Performativity, Identities and Belonging

    Nayel, Amina Alrasheed

    Pages 169-185

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44051-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44050-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82970-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Performativity of Muslimness
Book Subtitle
The Intersection of Race, Gender, Religion, and Migration
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44051-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44051-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44050-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82970-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 242
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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