Gender, Agency and Vulnerability: The Case of Western Muslim Women Joining the ISIS

Authors

  • AAmer Raza

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v1i1.72

Abstract

In this article I look at the case of Western Muslim women who joined the Islamic terrorist group of ISIS. I deconstruct the generally held assumptions in the main stream Western media about the desirability of an unrestricted life. One of the major questions that I raise through this article is whether or not feminist scholarship should aim at developing a certain standard of emancipation of women. To be more specific, through this study, I want to understand what freedom means for different actors—Western Muslim women, mainstream media, and social media—involved in the debate on young western men and women joining the ISIS.

Published

2017-09-01

How to Cite

Raza, A. (2017). Gender, Agency and Vulnerability: The Case of Western Muslim Women Joining the ISIS. Review of Human Rights, 1(1), 57-71. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v1i1.72
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