Dindarlığın Siyaseti. İslami Uyanış ve Feminist Özne. Translated by A. Altınışık
Mahmood, Saba – 2022
Saba Mahmood's "Politics of Piety" analyzes Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. It is an ethnography of a critical but largely ignored dimension of the Islamic revival, as well as a critique of the secular-liberal assumptions by which some people hold such movements to account. The book addresses three central questions: How do movements of moral reform help us rethink the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of women to the patriarchal norms at the core of such movements parochialize key assumptions within feminist theory about freedom, agency, authority, and the human subject? How does a consideration of debates about embodied religious rituals among Islamists and their secular critics help us understand the conceptual relationship between bodily form and political imaginaries? Politics of Piety provides an analysis located at the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism.