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Femminismo islamico e cosmopolitismo


The chapter introduces Islamic feminism as a movement with a focus on three study cases from Egypt (Omaima Abou-Bakr), Iran (Ziba Mir-Hosseini), and the United States (Amina Wadud). In my section, I claim that besides being a social commitment, Islamic feminism is a form of moral cosmopolitanism, for it is a global and transnational movement. The advocacy of Islamic feminists is rooted in local contexts, at the same time they are involved in empowering international networks which allow them to meet activists from other domains, enforce their projects, share their experiences and work together for achieving their goals. The name “cosmopolitan Islamic feminist” is not an oxymoron, since it does not contradict Islamic ethics of justice, equality, and dignity. Islamic feminists’ approaches draw from their faith and Islamic tradition methodological canons and also from empirical fields. Thus, they build a bridge that connects Islamic ethics with global feminist demands and universal principles of human rights.