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Islamisk feminism: En diskursanalytisk studie av islamiska feministers syn på elementet hijab
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

In the late 1900s the Islamic feminist movement arose in a time of an Islamic renaissance in the Arab world. Even though it started as an Arabic movement it quickly spread to the international arena and became global. Today there are Islamic feminists all over the globe and this study is a discourse analysis with a focus on the Islamic feminist movement of today. The aim of the study is to investigate what the members of the movement have in common and on what viewpoints their opinions differ. The material used for the study is Internet blogs written by Islamic feminists and the timeframe of the blog posts stretches from the start of the Arab Spring until today. There is a focus of the debate concerning hijab in the blog posts chosen in order to limit the available material.                                                                     

The conclusion of the essay is that there are similarities to be found on all the blogs concerning the issue of hijab. A majority of the bloggers agree that wearing hijab is compatible with the Islamic feminist discourse, but there is no complete consensus on the subject. Overall the results show that there are many similarities to be found concerning Islamic feminism that points toward that the Islamic feminism can be viewed as a holistic movement today. All writes argue that the pre-Islamic society was patriarchal and that this patriarchal society influenced misinterpretations of the Qur’an. Women became wrongfully minimized through the faulty interpretations and the bloggers argue that the Qur’an should be reanalysed. The bloggers describe that God’s initial intention was an equal society.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [sv]
islam, islamisk feminism, diskursanalys, sociala medier
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241726OAI: diva2:781261
Subject / course
History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
Available from: 2015-01-22 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-22Bibliographically approved

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