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Year: 2014 Type: Book Chapter Language: English

Samia Huq discusses the reconfiguration of sexuality at the heart of changing worldviews in urban Bangladesh. Until recently, the modernity of the state had been predicated on the notion of a ‘modern woman’, which Islamists have sought to unravel.

Given this fusion of religion with politics in recent political history, and the subsequent control of women’s bodies and sexuality that has ensued, Huq poses the question of whether women’s sexuality may be understood in ways other than oppressed. 

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