By Amina Alrasheed Nayel
The publication highlights concerns on the topic of the development of gender in Africa and African id politics. It explores the constraints of the built classification of “African Muslim lady” in West Yorkshire. Amina Alrasheed Nayel makes use of Black feminist epistemology in addition to postcolonial, feminist, and important race concept to ascertain the a number of identities that Sudanese ladies negotiate within the united kingdom.
The varied settings of Islam and Islamic tradition, circumscribed round problems with performativity of Islam and identification development within the diasporic area are unpacked during this quantity. furthermore, this paintings analyzes particular practices and performances, beginning with the multifaceted nature of Islam and the frustrating recommendations of “Sunni/Sufi,” “Muslim woman,” “race,” and “blackness.” The booklet finds that exile, nostalgia, and racial/ethnic modifications inside of Islam and the broader united kingdom group underpin the performativity of Muslimness of the Sudanese ladies dwelling in West Yorkshire, and reiterates the significance of relocating past the homogeneity of the assumption of “Muslim lady” in the direction of investigating the complexities of this staff.
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Extra info for Alternative Performativity of Muslimness: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Religion, and Migration
Linking the concept of difference to the broad area of gender studies requires the exploration of gender concepts and particularly the core concept of performativity. Difference, Otherness and performances are concepts that are voiced by feminist scholars Mohanty (1991), hooks (1984), Butler (1990), Tripp (2002, 2003), who integrate the concept of power relations and investigate gender performances. Within such context and conceptualization, this book focuses on the performativity of Muslimness among the African Sudanese women in West Yorkshire.
In addition, it also helps to build trust and awareness between the researcher and the community of women being researched. This relational aspect is an essential part of an ethically relevant research environment. It is essential to combine racial, sexual, class-based and cultural dimensions of oppression in order to produce an appropriate notion of Muslim African women. These women signal the departure from the one-sided image of Muslim women constructed in the UK and the one- 9 The experiences and representation of blackness articulated by these African American women marked resistance to the colonial imagination of blackness, emphasising postcolonial history and historical resistance to varied systems of oppression based on culture, ethnicity and class.
The racial and cultural diversity of people throughout the globe presented Europeans with problems of how to account for the origins, histories and development of a multiplicity of races, cultures and civilizations. 41) state that Before the professionalization of ethnography, descriptions and evaluations of the races and cultures of the world were provided by Western missionaries, explorers, buccaneers, and colonial administrators; their reports found in the churches and national and local archives throughout the world, and for the most part not known to contemporary ethnologists, were written from the perspective of, or by the representatives of, a conquering civilization, confident in its mission to civilize the world.
Alternative Performativity of Muslimness: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Religion, and Migration by Amina Alrasheed Nayel