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Author: Sumayya Mansoor

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ISBN: OCLC:775707267

Category: Muslim women

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2009 By Sumayya Mansoor

Rather, it is a construction of the 'ulama', the male jurists-theologians who manipulated and distorted the religious texts in order to preserve the patriarchal system.

Author: Fatima Mernissi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253204232

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in 1975, Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. Rather, it is a construction of the 'ulama', the male jurists-theologians who manipulated and distorted the religious texts in order to preserve the patriarchal system. Mernissi's work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture. As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women.
1987 By Fatima Mernissi

This pioneering ethnographic work centers on the dynamics of female authority within the religious life of a conservative Muslim community in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan.

Author: Svetlana Peshkova

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815653059

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This pioneering ethnographic work centers on the dynamics of female authority within the religious life of a conservative Muslim community in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. Peshkova draws upon several years of field research to chronicle the daily lives of women religious leaders, known as otinchalar, and the ways in which they exert a powerful influence in the religious life of the community. In this gender-segregated society, the Muslim women leaders have staked out a vibrant space in which they counsel and assist the women in their specific religious needs. Peshkova finds that otinchalar’s religious leadership filters into other areas of society, producing social changes beyond the ritual realm and challenging stereotypical definitions of what it means to be a Muslim woman. Weaving together the stories of individuals’ daily lives with her own journey to and from post-Soviet Central Asia, Peshkova provides a rich analysis of identity formation in Uzbekistan. She presents readers with a nuanced portrait of religion and social change that starts with an individual informed but not determined by the sociohistoric context of the region.
2014-11-25 By Svetlana Peshkova

"This paper focuses on the intersection of gender, state socialism, nationality, and religion in Soviet and post-Soviet policy towards the "national question" and the "woman question" is demonstrated in the Muslim Azerbaijani context.

Author: Nayereh Esfahlani Tohidi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070258822

Category: Nationalism

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"This paper focuses on the intersection of gender, state socialism, nationality, and religion in Soviet and post-Soviet policy towards the "national question" and the "woman question" is demonstrated in the Muslim Azerbaijani context. It shows that although Muslim Azeri women have accomplished an impresive level of emancipation, their overall status remain flawed with contradictions and duality. Similar to women of several other countries in the Muslim world confronting colonial domination or simi-colonial intrusion, Azeri women's liberation has been held hostage to their assigned responsibility as the primary repositories of tradition, ethnic and national identity. At the end, gender dynamics of recent changes and new search for national identity in the ethnically contested and war-stricken context of newly independent Azerbaijan is briefly explored."

This book analyzes perceptions of self, power, agency, and gender of Muslim women in a rural community of Bangladesh.

Author: Sarwar Alam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319737911

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book analyzes perceptions of self, power, agency, and gender of Muslim women in a rural community of Bangladesh. Rural women’s limited power and agency has been subsumed within the male dominated Islamic discourses on gender. However, many Muslim women have their own alternative discourses surrounding power and agency. Sarwar Alam intertwines an exploration of these power dynamics with reading of the Qur’an and Hadith, and analyzes how Muslim women’s perception of power and gender are linked to their relationship with religion.
2018-02-15 By Sarwar Alam

Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects on the political terrain ...

Author: Pade Badru

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810884700

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects on the political terrain and civil society.
2013-05-23 By Pade Badru

A must-read for anyone interested in Muslim cultures, this volume not only explores Muslim identities through the lens of sexuality and gender - their historical and contemporary transformations and local and global articulations - but also ...

Author: Gul Ozyegin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317130512

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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A must-read for anyone interested in Muslim cultures, this volume not only explores Muslim identities through the lens of sexuality and gender - their historical and contemporary transformations and local and global articulations - but also interrogates our understanding of what constitutes a ’Muslim’ identity in selected Muslim-majority countries at this pivotal historical moment, characterized by transformative destabilizations in which national, ethnic, and religious boundaries are being re-imagined and re-made. Contributors take on the most fundamental questions at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the body. Several overarching questions frame the volume: How does studying gender and sexuality expand and enrich our understanding of Muslim-majority countries, historically and at present? How does the embodiment of ’Muslim’ identity get reconfigured in the context of twenty-first-century globalism? What analytical questions are raised about ’Islam’ when its diverse meanings and multifaceted expressions are closely examined? What roles do gender and sexuality play in the construction of cultural, religious, nationalistic, communal, and militaristic identities? How have power struggles been signified in and on the bodies of women and sexuality? How have global dynamics, such as the intensification and spread of neoliberal ideologies and policies, affected changing dynamics of gender and sexuality in specific locales? Here global dynamics touch down in diverse contexts, from masculinity crises around war disabilities, transnational marriages, and fathering in Turkey, Egypt, and Pakistan; to Muslim femininity narratives around female genital cutting, sexuality in divorce proceedings, and spouse selection; to gender crossing practices as well as protesting bodies, queering voices, and claims of authenticity in literary and political discourse. This book brings exciting research on these and other topics together in one place, allowing the essa
2016-03-09 By Gul Ozyegin

The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.

Author: Gabriele Marranci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000190038

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims. But how can we approach and study Islam after September 11th? Which is the best methodology to understand an Islam that is changing in a globalized world? The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.
2020-05-27 By Gabriele Marranci

The contributors to this volume are from different religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, giving a balanced and broad ranging perspective on this important social question.

Author: Haleh Afshar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135748319

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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During the past decade, feminism and women's studies have been forced to acknowledge the diversities of women's experiences, as well as the patriarchal oppression that they share. The emphasis on difference has shattered the illusion of homogeneity and sisterhood which previously characterized white, middle-class Westernized feminist politics and analysis.; There is relatively little work which concentrates on the inter-relationships of race and gender in general, and the consequences of racism, for women of different backgrounds, in particular. "The Dynamics of Race and Gender" aims to contribute to the debate and understanding in this area. Emphasis has been given to age, class, disability, race and sexuality. The contributors to this volume are from different religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, giving a balanced and broad ranging perspective on this important social question.; Organized around three main themes, which are; issues of theory and method, questions of identity, racism and sexism at work, the chapters of this book indicate how the processes of race and gender interrelate in highly complex and contradictory ways. Demonstrating the benefits to be gained from analysing the interplay of various axes of differentiation in specific empirical and historical locations, and in doing so, under- scoring the point that diversity among women cannot be seen as a static phenomenon.
2012-10-12 By Haleh Afshar

Author: Moch. Nur Ichwan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133665542

Category: Feminism

Page: 355

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The book provides theoretical insight and analysis of the power relations between women's activism, Islamist thought and praxis, and the Egyptian state (1970s to 1990s).

Author: A. Karam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230371590

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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The book provides theoretical insight and analysis of the power relations between women's activism, Islamist thought and praxis, and the Egyptian state (1970s to 1990s). Contemporary feminist debates among women's NGOs are examined, and the different perceptions of gender roles among Islamist men and women are presented and contrasted. Three feminist streams are identified as both shaping and being shaped by, the dynamics of interaction between political Islam and state regimes.
1997-12-08 By A. Karam

Observing Islam in Spain pools multidisciplinary research experiences on Islam, providing original and explanatory findings on the social processes that have developed in recent decades around the so-called new presence of Islam in Spain.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004364998

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Observing Islam in Spain pools multidisciplinary research experiences on Islam, providing original and explanatory findings on the social processes that have developed in recent decades around the so-called new presence of Islam in Spain.
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It also involved controversies and conflicts relating to gender roles, raising the so-called “woman question”,6 and debates on women's religious leadership ...

Author: Silvia Bruzzi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004356160

Category: Religion

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In Islam and Gender in Colonial Northeast Africa, Silvia Bruzzi provides a social history of the colonial encounter across the Red Sea and the Mediterranean region during the life and times of Sittī ‘Alawiyya (1892-1940), the ‘Uncrowned Queen’ of Eritrea.
2017-12-07 By Silvia Bruzzi

This book offers a set of new comparative perspectives on the experiences of Shi'a Muslim minorities outside the so-called 'Muslim heartland' (Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia).

Author: Oliver Scharbrodt

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 1474430376

Category: History

Page: 336

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Offers a set of new comparative perspectives on the experiences of Shi'a Muslim minorities outside the 'Muslim heartland' (Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia) and discusses the challenges these communities face as 'a minority within a minority'.
2020-06-30 By Oliver Scharbrodt

Likewise, although Islam, unlike some mainstream Christian beliefs, does not limit the ... Hence, as a recent study on gender dynamics in marginalized urban ...

Author: Hans Groth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642278808

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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The book discusses the demographic changes in Muslim countries. It thereby focuses on topics such as the demographic dividend and the demographic transition, labour market challenges, health care, universal education and gender issues. These challenges are addressed at a country level and include policy implications for the large majority of the Muslim countries covered in this book. Moreover, political consequences for Europe with respect to the integration of Muslims are presented to the reader.
2012-03-28 By Hans Groth

This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform.

Author: Timothy P. Daniels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319456928

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, Nigeria, the United States, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The contributors also address the entanglement of Islamic law and ethics with the history of Muslim religious discourses, shifts toward modernity, gender relations, and efforts to construct exclusive or plural national communities. Sharia Dynamics, at once enchanting and enlightening, is a must-read for scholars of contemporary Islam.
2017-01-12 By Timothy P. Daniels

... scholars to deny gender-just interpretations of Islam.42 In summary, ... gender dynamics during the formative period of the Islamic civilization, ...

Author: Adis Duderija

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000068627

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, Islam and Gender: Major Issues and Debates is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the key topics, problems and debates in this engaging subject. Split into three parts, this book places the discussion in its historical context, provides up-to-date case studies and delves into contemporary debate on the subject. This book includes discussion of the following important topics: Marriage and divorce Interpretations of the Qur’an and Sunna Male and female sexuality and sexual diversity Classical Islamic thought on masculinity and femininity Gender and hadith Polygamy and inheritance Adultery and sexual violence Veiling, female circumcision and crimes of honour Lived religiosities Gender justice in Islam. Islam and Gender is essential reading for students in religious studies, Islamic studies and gender studies, as well as those in related fields, such as cultural studies, politics, area studies, sociology, anthropology and history.
2020-05-17 By Adis Duderija

Key themes include: popular manifestations of Islam; shaping of Muslim identities in Southeast Asia by regional and globalizing forces; changing gender dynamics in Muslim communities; and the way Islamic values inform economic ...

Author: Jajang Jahroni

Publisher: Islam in Southeast Asia: Views

ISBN: UOM:39015076157596

Category: History

Page: 74

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Focuses on the Front Pembela Islam (FPI), which aims to establish an Islamic state in Indonesia
2008 By Jajang Jahroni

Credits p. vii A note on transliteration p. viii Introduction Kari Vogt and Lena Larsen and Christian Moe p. 1 Part 1 The Changeable and the Unchangeable p. 7 1 The changeable and the unchangeable Abdolkarim Soroush p. 9 2 "Hold(ing) fast ...

Author: Kari Vogt

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: UCSC:32106019835831

Category: History

Page: 276

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Credits p. vii A note on transliteration p. viii Introduction Kari Vogt and Lena Larsen and Christian Moe p. 1 Part 1 The Changeable and the Unchangeable p. 7 1 The changeable and the unchangeable Abdolkarim Soroush p. 9 2 "Hold(ing) fast by the best in the precepts"--The Qur'an and method Asma Barlas p. 17 3 Law and ethics in Islam - The role of the maqasid Mohammad Hashim Kamali p. 23 4 Human rights and intellectual Islam Mohsen Kadivar p. 47 Part 2 The Challenge of Equality p. 75 5 Classical fiqh, contemporary ethics and gender justice Ziba Mir-Hosseini p. 77 6 Timeless texts and modern morals - Challenges in Islamic sexual ethics Kecia Ali p. 89 7 Gender equality and Islamic law - The case of Morocco Aicha El Hajjami p. 101 8 Historical and political dynamics of the "women and Islam" issue - The Turkish case Nazife Sisman p. 113 Part 3 Authority and Islamic Normativity p. 127 9 Islamic authority Khaled Abou El Fadl p. 129 10 A theory of Islam, state and society Abdullahi A. An-Na'im p. 145 11 A call for a moratorium on corporal punishment - The debate in review Tariq Ramadan p. 163 12 Negotiating gender rights under religious law in Malaysia Zainah Anwar p. 175 13 The changing concepts of caliphate - Social construction of Shari'a and the question of ethics Muhammad Khalid Masud p. 187 Part 4 Dialogue on New Directions p. 207 14 Can the State enforce Shari'a? - A discussion in Yogyakarta Kari Vogt and Lena Larsen and Christian Moe p. 209 Contributors p. 221 Notes p. 227 Index p. 257.
2009 By Kari Vogt

Studies in Contemporary Islam 4, no. 2 (2002): 21–40. Askew, Kelly M. “Female Circles and Male Lines: Gender Dynamics along the Swahili Coast.

Author: Justine Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351256551

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts Sex, sexuality, and gender difference Gendered piety and authority Political and religious displacements Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families Representation, commodification, and popular culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.
2020-11-09 By Justine Howe

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