Marginalisation, Islamism and the production of the 'other's' 'other'

Robina Mohammad

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    Drawing on the findings of an empirical study of working-class Pakistani Muslims in southern England, this article considers the links between marginalisation, the politics of identity and the position of Pakistani Muslim women. The author shows how marginalisation (emerging from a nexus of oppressions) reinforces 'group' identity, how women are made central to 'group' identity, and how this centrality serves to legitimate their disempowerment. In this way the border that is erected to contain the group is dependent on internal divisions, the existence of which contradicts the notion of group homogeneity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-240
    Number of pages20
    JournalGender, Place and Culture
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    • marginalisation
    • Islamism
    • territory
    • gender
    • identity


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