Women and Revivalism in the West

Choosing ‘Fundamentalism’ in a Liberal Democracy

  • Myfanwy Franks

Part of the Women’s Studies at York Series book series (WSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Myfanwy Franks
    Pages 1-7
  3. Myfanwy Franks
    Pages 9-35
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    Pages 37-76
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    Pages 77-101
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    Pages 103-126
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    Pages 127-157
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    Pages 185-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 189-216

About this book


Why do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called 'fundamentalist') have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.


democracy feminism gender women

Authors and affiliations

  • Myfanwy Franks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Policy and Social WorkUniversity of YorkUK

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