Edien Bartels – Eén dochter is beter dan duizend zonen (incl. english summary)

In haar proefschrift uit 1993, "Eén dochter is beter dan duizend zonen'. Arabische vrouwen, symbolen en machtsverhoudingen tussen de sexen, betoogt antropologe Edien Bartels dat Arabische moslimvrouwen geen passieve slachtoffers van onderdrukking door mannen zijn, maar actieve individuen die vanuit hun eigen positie in de samenleving een eigen visie op de sociale realiteit ontwikkelen, eigen stra Continue Reading →

Radicalization Series – Part III The state, secularism and securitization

In this third part of the radicalization series, I will take up an issue raised in part II; the need for critically analyzing the role of the state in counter-radicalization. One of the issues here is the distinction being made between secular society and a religious Muslim community, and between radical and liberal Islam. The secular is left unquestioned but in order to understand the particulari Continue Reading →

Closing the week 3

A weekly round up of writings on the Internet, some relevant for my research, some political, some funny but all of them interesting (Dutch/English). (As usual to a large extent based upon suggestions from Dutch, other European, American and Middle Eastern readers. Thank you all.) Continue Reading →

Closing the Week 2

A weekly round up of writings on the Internet, some relevant for my research, some political, some funny but all of them interesting (Dutch/English). (As usual to a large extent based upon suggestions from Dutch, other European, American and Middle Eastern readers. Thank you all.) Continue Reading →