Afiya Zia in Conversation with Gayatri C. Spivak
Moderated by Sadia Abbas
February 25, 2013
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Under the canvas of the “War on Terror”, the postcolonial themes of violent and hotly contested religio-nationalism have been revisited in Pakistan over the last decade. These have had direct and specific implications for women and minorities. This discussion by Afiya Shehrbano Zia traces the backlash against the liberal and/or secular women’s movement as betrayers of the Muslim (male) cause. It will also discuss the misguided prescription of those academic and developmental projects that advocate the instrumentalisation of Islam as an appropriate and ‘authentic’ approach in Muslim contexts.
Full event details: pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/faith-and-feminism-in-pakistan-postcolonial-challenges-and-secular-resistance/