The topic of 'indigenous feminism' is discussed, using work from China’s Muslim contexts to illustrate how the discourses on indigenous feminism are implicated in projects of state and community formation, requiring sensitive and nuanced interpretations of how women’s indigenous strategies might be seen as either complicit in, or subversive of, religious and secular patriarchal strategies of legitimization of the status quo.
Presented at WEMC Symposium: ‘Interrogating Gendered Power Structures: Developing a transformative research framework for women’s empowerment in Muslim contexts’. 25 February 2009, City University of Hong Kong. 10 pp.
‘Indigenous feminisms’ as a locus for development?