The Discursive Constitution of Pakistani Women: The Articulation of Gender, Nation, and Islam

  • Nancy Cook York University
Keywords: Islamic women, Women's rights, Cultural identity, Islamic fundamentalism,


I disrupt notions of the passive, unidimensional Islamic "Woman" by outlining the discursive constitution of gendered subjectivtities and practices in Pakistan. I trace the shifting intersection of discourses of gender, nationhood, and Islam, and demonstrate how this intersection both effects an ideological tool - "Pakistani Woman" - and incites women's resistance.