In her original and controversial 2005 book Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject Saba Mahmood examines the women's mosque movement in Cairo, Egypt as part of a wider turn to religious fervor integral to the broader Islamic revival of the twenty-first century. Mahmood's research suggests that in choosing to embrace the norms of their faith, these pious Muslim women are not limiting, but rather affirming, themselves.
"Game Change", by Amy Davidson; "Names", by John Seabrook; "All Grown Up", by Tad Friend; "Class Consciousness", by Ian Johnson; "Outside the Box", by Ken Auletta; "The Outlaw", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Ordinary People", by David Denby.
"Heal Thyself", by Amy Davidson; "Where is Your Mother?", by Rachel Aviv; "In the Air", by Ian Johnson; "Blockbuster", by Kelefa Sanneh; and "Winners and Losers", by David Denby.
"The Thatcherist", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Stockmania", by James Surowiecki; "The White Wall", by Ben McGrath; "Studio City", by Ian Johnson; and "Artful Dodgers", by David Denby.
"China Seeks Tighter Grip in Wake of a Religious Revival" is from the October 07, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ian Johnson and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"China Suppresses Christianity from the Top Down" is from the May 21, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ian Johnson and narrated by Paul Ryden.