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By Anna Spiegel

ISBN-10: 3531174533

ISBN-13: 9783531174532

This ethnographic monograph bargains with women's organisations in an more and more Islamised Malaysia and the way they're scuffling with for women's rights and gender equality. Departing from an in-depth description of the life-world of woman activists, Anna Spiegel highlights the importance of the worldwide negotiations of gender kinfolk for identification politics, the articulation of the neighborhood and the worldwide inside translocally appearing social pursuits and the importance of globalization for girl corporation. The examine discusses the function of counterpublics within the improvement of subversive identification buildings and the renegotiation of the normative bases of publicness within the gendered fields of costume, cultural belonging, epistemic tradition and Islam. Bringing jointly the worldwide and the neighborhood, this can be a worldwide ethnography within the truest experience. This publication is key analyzing for researchers within the social sciences, particularly, cultural reviews, subaltern experiences, sociology, gender stories and Islamic reports. additionally, it's also of curiosity to scientists searching for new learn methodologies within the examine of globalization.

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Experience then consists of different layers of knowledge and is always connected to social processes of interpretation and production of meaning. The reality of life is only accessible through acts of interpretation. However, the relation between agency and knowledge is not linear, but rather circular, being articulated through experience.

Amnesty International, for example, has been applying for registration as a ‘society’ under the Society Act for ten years now and has been rejected four times. Hence, in order to achieve a legal basis for their activities, these organisations opted to register themselves as companies. The refusal of the status of ‘society’ has to be interpreted as the refusal to acknowledge critical civil society actors as equal partners in a public debate about important societal issues (Weiss, Hassan 2003a, 7).

Local realities become central in the analysis of the local global nexus (Davids, van Driel 2006a, 4). This means to conceptualise globalisation from a local perspective as an heuristic frame in which local actors situate their action and their experiences and to analyse the “lived experience of globalisation” to which “the ethnographer has a privileged insight” (Burawoy 2000a, 4). ), or it is a “global ethnography” (Burawoy et al. eds. 2000). 1 The process of fieldwork 39 trinity of qualitative methods based on the theoretical assumptions regarding the construction of social reality and social spaces through processes of negotiation of meaning (Berger, Luckmann 1967; Schütz, Luckmann 1973).

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