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7 - Conclusion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 January 2022

Yafa Shanneik
Affiliation:
University of Birmingham
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The final chapter brings the discussion back to the definitions of resistance, female agency, and the link to the aesthetization of politics. In order to understand Shi‘i women’s self-inflicted pain practices as a sign of power and resistance, we need to examine the various structures and forms of power existing within the social structures and fields within which women operate. Shi‘i women in this study share and articulate nationally and transnationally their role in contributing to the historical continuation of Shi‘i actions of resistance through the introduction of a new definition of the new Shi‘i woman, representing it as a declaration of their true "Shi‘a-ness." Shi‘i women use performativity, language, symbols, and signs to construct a new version of the "Shi‘i woman" that is able to counter and resist male hegemonic power structures. As a conclusion for the book, the chapter argues that through women’s ritual practices of self-inflicted pain, a new female aesthetization of the feminine subject is defined, produced, and articulated on and through the female body. The newly defined Shi‘i woman is a symbol of the performativity of power dynamics but also the performativity of women’s actions resisting existing power structures that lead to a female Shi‘i transnational collective reordering of power.

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The Art of Resistance in Islam
The Performance of Politics among Shi'i Women in the Middle East and Beyond
, pp. 208 - 218
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Conclusion
  • Yafa Shanneik, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Art of Resistance in Islam
  • Online publication: 06 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009030335.009
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  • Conclusion
  • Yafa Shanneik, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Art of Resistance in Islam
  • Online publication: 06 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009030335.009
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  • Conclusion
  • Yafa Shanneik, University of Birmingham
  • Book: The Art of Resistance in Islam
  • Online publication: 06 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009030335.009
Available formats
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