Engaging modernity : Muslim women and the politics of agency in postcolonial Niger

Alidou, Ousseina

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  • Creator Ousseina D. Alidou
  • Format Books
  • Publication Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2005] ©2005
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  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780299212100, 0299212106, 9780299212148, 0299212149
  • OCLC ocm58386441


  • "Based on thorough scholarly research and extensive fieldwork including a wealth of interviews Alidou's work offers insights into the meaning of modernity for Muslim women in Niger. Mixing biography with sociological data, social theory and linguistic analysts, this is a multilavered vision of political at Islam, education, popular culture, and war and its aftermath. A look at one of the Muslim world's most powerful untold stories."--Jacket.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-223) and index.


  • Women, education, and epistemological traditions -- Women, folklore, and performative identities -- Women and overt political contestation
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