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Veiled ThreatsRepresenting the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses$
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Naaz Rashid

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447325178

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447325178.001.0001

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As a mother and a Muslim: maternalism and neoliberal empowerment

As a mother and a Muslim: maternalism and neoliberal empowerment

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(p.105) Five As a mother and a Muslim: maternalism and neoliberal empowerment
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Veiled Threats
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Naaz Rashid

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325178.003.0005

This chapter looks at how ‘empowerment’ is conceptualised in relation to Muslim women. It is both individualised and collectivised. This chapter illustrates how empowerment, as envisaged in the context of the role models road shows, an initiative focused on raising the aspirations of Muslim girls, is seen as part of an individualistic, aspirational neoliberal project in which education and employment combine to provide access to consumer citizenship. It introduces the idea of ‘cultural barriers’ to individualised empowerment and illustrates how the discourse of empowerment rests heavily on the trope of mothering.

Keywords:   mothering, education, role models, empowerment, Muslim girls

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