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Author Ben Shitrit, Lihi, 1981- author

Title Righteous transgressions : women's activism on the Israeli and Palestinian religious right / Lihi Ben Shitrit
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Language -- 1. Introduction: Frames of Exception and Righteous Transgressions -- 2. Contextualizing the Movements -- 3. Complementarian Activism: Domestic and Social Work, Da'wa, and Teshuva -- 4. Women's Protest: Exceptional Times and Exceptional Measures -- 5. Women's Formal Representation: Overlapping Frames -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Backmatter
Summary How do women in conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements' strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others? Righteous Transgressions examines these questions by comparatively studying four groups: the Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the ultra-Orthodox Shas, the Islamic Movement in Israel, and the Palestinian Hamas. Lihi Ben Shitrit demonstrates that women's prioritization of a nationalist agenda over a proselytizing one shapes their activist involvement. Ben Shitrit shows how women construct "frames of exception" that temporarily suspend, rather than challenge, some of the limiting aspects of their movements' gender ideology. Viewing women as agents in such movements, she analyzes the ways in which activists use nationalism to astutely reframe gender role transgressions from inappropriate to righteous. The author engages the literature on women's agency in Muslim and Jewish religious contexts, and sheds light on the centrality of women's activism to the promotion of the spiritual, social, cultural, and political agendas of both the Israeli and Palestinian religious right. Looking at the four most influential political movements of the Israeli and Palestinian religious right, Righteous Transgressions reveals how the bounds of gender expectations can be crossed for the political good
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Islam and politics -- Gaza Strip.
Islam and politics -- Israel.
Islam and politics -- West Bank.
Judaism and politics -- Israel.
Religious right -- Gaza Strip.
Religious right -- Israel.
Religious right -- West Bank.
Women -- Political activity -- Gaza Strip.
Women -- Political activity -- Israel.
Women -- Political activity -- West Bank.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691164568
1400873843 (electronic bk.)
9781400873845 (electronic bk.)