Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Sara Abbas

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Aufgabenbereich

Delivering Salvation: The Women of the Islamist Movement and Mobilization Discourses and Practices in Sudan

E-Mail abbas@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

Delivering Salvation: The Women of the Islamist Movement and Mobilization Discourses and Practices in Sudan

Much has been made of the fact that the Arab uprisings of 2010/2011 allowed long-repressed Islamist groups, such as Ennahda in Tunisia and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, to not only contest power openly, but to win it. Not far from these countries however, in Sudan, one of the most active Islamist movements in the world has been in power for a quarter of a century.

The Sudanese Islamist Movement, which traces its lineage to the Muslim Brotherhood, dates back to the 1940s. In 1989, members of the movement seized power in what they termed thawret al-inqaz al-watani (The National Salvation Revolution).

Concentrating on the period of the 1980s to the present, my research project focuses on the framing of women’s political agency within the Islamist Movement in Sudan, and examines discourses and practices of mobilization as deployed by the movement.

 

Erstgutachterin: Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders

Zweitgutachterin: PD Dr. Ulrike Schultz

  • Abbas, Sara. 2014. “Pathways to Political Power in Sudan”, in Tadros, M. (Hg.), Women In Politics: Gender, Power and Development, London: Zed Press.
  • Abbas, Sara. Sep 2010. The Sudanese women’s movement and the mobilisation for the 2008 legislative quota and its aftermath”, in IDS Bulletin, Volume 41.5.