Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193286
Title:
Queer Muslim Women: On Diaspora, Islam, and Identity
Author:
Alsayyad, Ayisha
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this thesis, women who identify as both queer and Muslims living in North America tell their stories of family, religion, and home. These immigrants and first generation Westerners describe their identities in an effort to acknowledge the difficulties that can accompany being both Muslim in the diaspora in a time when religious and political tensions are aimed at the Middle East. While each has a unique life history, the participants represented here challenge assumptions about the "inherent" contradictions that are assume to exist for those who are both Muslim and queer due to constructions of Islam as sexually and socially conservative. They also offer insight into the usefulness of the current international LGBTQ movement for Muslim lesbians. Using the in-depth interviews from eight women, as well as several first-person published narratives, the aim of this research is to explore how each of these individuals to experience their identities in the diaspora.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
queer; lesbian; Muslim; diaspora; Middle East; Islam
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Women's Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kennedy, Elizabeth L
Committee Chair:
Kennedy, Elizabeth L

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleQueer Muslim Women: On Diaspora, Islam, and Identityen_US
dc.creatorAlsayyad, Ayishaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlsayyad, Ayishaen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, women who identify as both queer and Muslims living in North America tell their stories of family, religion, and home. These immigrants and first generation Westerners describe their identities in an effort to acknowledge the difficulties that can accompany being both Muslim in the diaspora in a time when religious and political tensions are aimed at the Middle East. While each has a unique life history, the participants represented here challenge assumptions about the "inherent" contradictions that are assume to exist for those who are both Muslim and queer due to constructions of Islam as sexually and socially conservative. They also offer insight into the usefulness of the current international LGBTQ movement for Muslim lesbians. Using the in-depth interviews from eight women, as well as several first-person published narratives, the aim of this research is to explore how each of these individuals to experience their identities in the diaspora.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectqueeren_US
dc.subjectlesbianen_US
dc.subjectMuslimen_US
dc.subjectdiasporaen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Easten_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Elizabeth Len_US
dc.contributor.chairKennedy, Elizabeth Len_US
dc.identifier.proquest2773en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749804en_US
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