By Lynn A Staeheli
Mapping girls, Making Politics demonstrates the a number of ways that gender affects political techniques and the politics of area. The booklet starts through addressing feminism's theoretical and conceptual demanding situations to standard political geography and than applies those views to quite a number settings and themes together with nationalism, migration, improvement, diplomacy, elections, social activities, governance and the surroundings within the international North and South.
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Sultana said, My husband was joking that now he can do mut’a because it is halal (lawful). I said, “Look, it is only halal if you can simultaneously provide for your permanent wife in every way—economically, sexually, emotionally—and for your children. If you can’t do that [according to one of the hadiths], I don’t have to respect you. So, go ahead and do mut’a, but don’t expect me to stick around with you later, and cook for you, and share your bed, and agree with you that it is halal.
This emerging consciousness among women, however, was ﬁrmly rooted in their own class position and emphasized the need for a greater representation of women without addressing issues either of racial or of class inequalities among Ithnasheri women or the overarching structure of Ithnasheri communal organizations. This limited awareness of race and class differences played an important role in shaping the contours of the debate over mut’a, as I reveal in the subsequent section. The Debate over Mut’a Although religiously sanctioned among Shi’ites, the practice of mut’a was highly restricted and most Shi’ites were either vaguely informed or ambivalent about it before the Islamic Revolution.
Rather, she returned to the Latin roots of “interest” (inter: “among,” “between”; esse: “to be”) (Phelan 1995, 339) to suggest that “to have interests” does not necessarily mean material, consumer-like needs. Rather, having interests implies a sense of publicity, giving public recognition to and recognizing a multiplicity of public needs. Thus, having a set of interests provides a mediating space of dialogue between a lesbian community, for example, and the wider public. Phelan’s overall argument resonates with Mouffe’s (1992) call for a commitment toward a set of political ideals around citizenship rather than a speciﬁc identity.