Defending Modernity? High Politics, Feminist Anti-Modernism, and the Place of Gender

Julia Adams, Ann Shola Orloff

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Abstract

In the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent struggles in Afghanistan and Iraq, gender has become even more obviously important for understanding contemporary world politics, including armed conflict and war. Gender is an explicit structuring principle of contemporary conflicts between Western powers and an Islamist fundamentalism energized by opposition to the freedoms enjoyed by Western women and committed to the imposition of a version of sharia that explicitly denies to women rights equal to men's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-182
Number of pages17
JournalPolitics and Gender
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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