Between Orientalism and Fundamentalism: Women in Islam

Between Orientalism and Fundamentalism: Women in Islam The article titled “Between orientalism and fundamentalism:….” provides critical insights into Muslim women feminism. The article asserts that Muslim feminists and activists encounter difficulties due to hardline views from Western society that regards them as oppressed, backward, and in need of liberation (Zine, 2006). A key point to note is that since September 11 attacks, the Muslim community has been on the spotlight as autocratic and lacking the ascriptions of modern states. The major points of contention revolve around divergent political, religious, social, and economic ideologies between Muslims and the Western society. The article highlights interesting points to note concerning the United States’ war on terror, and the Muslim jihad pitting the “infidel” Western world. Both wars are motivated partially by deep religious ideologies – the West justifies its incursions on the need for justice, while to the Muslims is a war against the “infidels”, or those who do not acknowledge Allah. The article by...
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Ethnic Stratification and Conflict in South Africa

Ethnic Stratification and Conflict in South Africa

Ethnic Stratification and Conflict Name Institutional Affiliation South Africa Description of the Country South Africa is a country found in the southernmost part of Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is the largest country in Southern Africa with an estimated population of about 56 million people. The country gained autonomy from the British Empire in 1961 after decades of British rule and influence. Between 1948 and 1994, the country experienced the highest levels of ethnic stratification. This was the apartheid era, a distinct characteristic being the adoption of the white minority rule in the country. During the apartheid era, institutionalized segregation of the people into three racial groups became the order of the day. The whites became the dominant group, controlling larger black Africans in the region. The whites have continued to dominate virtually all sectors of the South African economy since the apartheid era to the current period. Despite the coming to an end of the dark apartheid era,...
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SOC 308 Ethnic Stratification and Conflict

SOC 308 Ethnic Stratification and Conflict

Soc 308 week 3 assignment Details In this assignment, the student is required to select a certain country and then analyze ethnic stratification and conflict in society. The student should focus on both conflict and ethnic stratification while including prejudice and discrimination. Apart from adding description of the society selected and its ethnic groups, include also similarities and differences of the society ethnic stratification system compared with United States.   Ethnic Stratification and Conflict in South Africa Name Institutional Affiliation Proposal Race, class, and ethnicity have been dominant forces in South Africa’s socio-economic and political arena. Ethnic stratification in the country has contributed to decades of prejudice, discrimination, ethnic conflicts, and the struggle for equal rights. In the period between 1948 and the early 1990s, South Africa experienced the highest levels of racial segregation. This was the apartheid era when the country was under white minority rule. The apartheid era was marked by forced racial segregation, whereby the government ensured the separation of people from different ethnic groups....
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