1-20 of 58 Search Results for

secularism

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 370–395.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Amina Jamal Abstract In many Muslim-majority societies, including Pakistan, liberal progressive subjects who espouse feminism and gender equality do so through the language of universal human rights and political secularism. This brings them into conflict not only with anti-secular rightwing...
Journal Article
Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 64–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
... figure of the Hindu-Muslim union that is visible, and, in fact, audible throughout. Two of the songs in Fire come from Bombay (1995) and reference that film's allegory of an inclusive, secular India. In contrast to other critics who focus only on Fire's reception, I read scenes such as the ones featuring...
Journal Article
Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... an analogy of Black to pious Muslim. Obscuring the nuances of local power relations, the pious Muslim/secular fault line was oversimplified and mistranslated into the resonant American idiom of the Black/white binary. This analogy and the progressive critiques of anti-Black and especially anti-Muslim racisms...
Journal Article
Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 2005
... than the national agent in postcolonial space such as Turkey and that this historical relationship also shapes widely differing notions of secularism in the two contexts. The importance ofSpivak's discussion for my purpose is her contention that the idea of the nation in all contexts, although most...
Journal Article
Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
...), since the beginning of the 1990s, dramatically builds on the critical practices of previous Egyptian women artists, secular feminists, and social activists in the sense that she critically challenges contemporary infringement of the modest social and political freedoms that previous generations...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... : University of Washington Press , 2018 . Afiya S. Zia , Faith and Feminism in Pakistan: Religious Agency or Secular Autonomy? Brighton : Sussex Academic Press , 2018 . Maitreyee Mukhopadhyay , ed., Feminist Subversion and Complicity: Governmentalities and Gender Knowledge in South...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 October 2021
... on the French foundational principle of secularism, 2 claiming it a common Quebec value, 3 as one reason justifying the prohibition of niqabs. 4 Setting aside the relatively new emergence of secularism as supposedly universal, this also demonstrates the very particular racial logic that is borrowed...
Journal Article
Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a very different narrative that has emerged around the subject of AI-Huda,that of prominent, self-identified, secular Muslim activists in Canada who issued scathing public critiques of Al-Hudashortly after the founder opened a branch in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I examine the incongruencies...
Journal Article
Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 146–162.
Published: 01 March 2002
... while the socioeconomic conditions of the country shift unexpectedly. In contrast, secular intellectuals, such as older-generation men and women in the art world, see the veil as proof that their society is unmodern or too provincial. 4 Naeem and other young Egyptian women who veil describe the practice...
Journal Article
Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 168–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... divisions have tested cosmopolitan, secular people accustomed to embracing a wonderfully large, uncontainably heterogeneous world. I wanted to know what effect they might have on the aesthetic practice of one very cosmopolitan and determinedly secular Muslim artist. Our wide-ranging conversations...
Journal Article
Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 130–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... for a secular state where members of all religious communities would live together in peace, he demanded Pakistan as a homeland for Indian Muslims. This process linked religion to nationalism, a link with consequences that challenged Jinnah's secular vision. People were marked as members of minority religious...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 261–270.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to the hegemonic view that Islam is singularly misogynist or articulated women’s freedom in secular modernist terms that carry implicit traces of Islam as the antonym of Europe. As Samra makes clear, Shafik spoke to many audiences in different mediums and languages. This archival fragment is a testament...
Journal Article
Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... celebrates the triumph of the forces of life, the indissolvable link between the fertility of earth and man. (97) As far as dancehall scholar Carolyn Cooper (2004) is concerned, explicitly sexual performance in nonreligious dance contexts can actually be understood as secular reinterpretations of African...
Journal Article
Meridians (2008) 8 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the allegorical images-and music-that defy the fundamentalist agenda and symbolizes an inclusive, secular India. In her award-winning memoir FaultLines(1993), Meena Alexander, who was born in Allahabad, India, educated in England, and subsequently resided in the U.S., described her emotional search to feel...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 271–290.
Published: 01 October 2021
... traditions as fixed. In that context, Europe was able to transform tradition, including religion (Christianity), into secularism and rationalism. Other monotheistic religions such as Islam and Judaism were deemed inferior because of their lack of spirituality. However, Islam, along with other so-called...
Journal Article
Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 298–301.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in the shadow of horror, take pleasure in fantasizing with the familiar heterosexist and Orientalist tropes of a "Muslim paradise." What concerns me, in the end, is the convergence of various forms of fundamentalism, both secular and religious, both here and elsewhere. I see that they share a gendered...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 323–339.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of expression/speech” opens another can of worms—namely, the relationship between free speech and secularism in the non-Western world (see Asad et al. 2009 ). Thus, I prefer to translate the phrase literally. I would like to thank one of the anonymous readers for pointing out that “literary rights...
FIGURES | View All (4)
Journal Article
Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
... subjected to violent representation, to be archived as social history of the Arab people. In the absence of the voices of the natives speaking back, the imperial gaze undergirded by a secular humanist philosophy constructs a feminist epistemology about the burqa as the ultimate yardstick of women’s...
Journal Article
Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 466–490.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of this distancing involves an acceptable, secular gendered sexuality. Muslim or Muslim-ish women have not gained the mainstream attention received by Ansari and Nanjiani, making it difficult to discern what gendered and sexual requirements exist for “good” Muslim women. Still, drawing connections between...
Journal Article
Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by a secular humanist philosophy constructs a feminist epistemology about the burqa as the ultimate yardstick of women's oppression, with complete BASULI DEB CUTTING ACROSS IMPERIAL FEMINISMS 167 disregard for the intense structural violence that colonialism inflicts on these women. Lila Abu-Lughod has...