Muslim women's new defenders: Women's rights, nationalism and Islamophobia in contemporary Australia

Publisher:
Elsevier
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Women's Studies International Forum, 2007, 30 (4), pp. 290 - 298
Issue Date:
2007-01
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In recent years, Australian nationalism has been increasingly framed against a dangerous Muslim other . This article offers a gendered analysis of this nationalism, arguing that a discourse of protecting women's rights has enabled Islam to be portrayed as inherently misogynistic and therefore a threat to Australia's egalitarian culture.
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