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dc.contributor.authorGiomi, Fabio
dc.description.abstractThis social, cultural, and political history of Slavic Muslim women of the Yugoslav region in the first decades of the post-Ottoman era is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues confronting these women. It is based on a study of voluntary associations (philanthropic, cultural, Islamic-traditionalist, and feminist) of the period. It is broadly held that Muslim women were silent and relegated to a purely private space until 1945, when the communist state “unveiled” and “liberated” them from the top down.  After systematic archival research in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Austria, Fabio Giomi challenges this view by showing:  How different sectors of the Yugoslav elite through association publications, imagined the role of Muslim women in post-Ottoman times, and how Muslim women took part in the construction or the contestation of these narratives.  How associa­tions employed different means in order to forge a generation of “New Muslim Women” able to cope with the post-Ottoman political and social circumstances.  And how Muslim women used the tools provided by the associations in order to pursue their own projects, aims and agendas.  The insights are relevant for today’s challenges facing Muslim women in Europe. The text is illustrated with exceptional photographs.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHT History: specific events and topics::NHTB Social and cultural historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHD European historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSF Gender studies, gender groupsen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherGender Studies
dc.titleMaking Muslim Women European
dc.title.alternativeVoluntary Associations, Gender, and Islam in Post-Ottoman Bosnia and Yugoslavia (1878–1941)
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintCentral European University Press

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