Revisiting Miriam Cooke’s “Muslimwoman”

Photograph by Shekaiba Wakili

Miriam Cooke has described her use of "Muslimwoman" in one word as a reference to embracing and performing a singular gendered and religious identity, a way of reflecting the intertwining of gender and religion and describing this erasure of diversity. In 2008, in her essay on deploying this term, Cooke explained:The neologism Muslimwoman draws attention to the emergence of a new singular religious and gendered identification that overlays national, ethnic, cultural, historical, and even … [Read more...]


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