Association pour l’anthropologie du changement social et du développement
Association for the anthropology of social change and development

Negotiating Development in Muslim Societies: Gendered Spaces.

Gudrun Lachenmann & Petra Dannecker -2008-
While much has been written about the hegemonic production and discursive struggle of development concepts globally, this book analyzes the negotiation of these development concepts locally and translocally. It focuses on three countries which are undergoing different Islamisation processes: Senegal, Sudan, and Malaysia.The authors present empirically grounded research to show that, although women are instrumentalized in different ways for the formation of an Islamic identity of a nation or group, they are at the same time important actors and agents in the processes of negotiating the meaning of development, restructuring of the public sphere, and transforming the societal gender order.