Women, Leadership, and Mosques

Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority

Edited by Masooda Bano, University of Oxford, and Hilary Kalmbach, University of Oxford

Status: 
€160,00
$213.00
ISBN13: 
9789004211469
E-ISBN: 
9789004209367
Publication Year: 
2011
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xviii, 582 pp.
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ISSN: 
1570-7628
Volume: 
11

Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Mohammad A. Quayum, International Islamic University Malaysia

In The Essential Rokeya, Mohammad A. Quayum collates Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s best work in English, as well as Quayum’s own translation of her works from Bengali into English, which encapsulate the author’s imagination as a foremother of South Asian feminism.
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004255852
Publication date: 
August 2013

Edited by Susanne Schröter, University of Frankfurt

The volume is the first comprehensive compilation of texts on gender constructions, normative gender orders and their religious legitimizations, as well as current gender policies in Islamic Southeast Asia and contributes on current debates on gender and Islam.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004221864
Publication date: 
June 2013

Dalya Abudi

This study explores the mother-daughter relationship as the most fundamental and most intimate female relationship. It draws on both early and contemporary writings of Arab women to illuminate the traditional and evolving nature of mother-daughter relationships in Arab families and how these...
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004181144
Publication date: 
November 2010

Raja Rhouni, Mohammed V University

This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in “Islamic feminism,” Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissi’s intellectual trajectory from “secular” to “Islamic feminism” in order to engage in the...
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004176164
Publication date: 
October 2009

Ishaq Tijani, American University of Sharjah

Drawing on Marxist-feminist theory, this book examines women’s resistance to, and subversion of, patriarchal authority, as respresented in Kuwaiti women’s fiction. It demonstrates that Kuwaiti/Arabian Gulf women are not as submissive as commonly (mis)represented in academia and the...
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004167797
Publication date: 
July 2009

Translated and commented by Fayeza S. Hasanat, University of Central Florida

In the framework of a romantic tale, Faizunnesa recorded how women were always treated as agents of chaos and desire, and how their resisting voices were always silenced in a religiously motivated society. This book examines her text as a critique of male dominance in the Muslim society of...
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004167803
Publication date: 
October 2008

Nefissa Naguib, University of Bergen

This book tells a different story about water. Against the backdrop of the end of the Ottoman Empire, Mandate period, the founding of Israel, the Arab-Israeli wars and Palestinian uprisings, old Palestinian women recount life before and after piped water.
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004167780
Publication date: 
November 2008

Karin Willemse

This innovative anthropological study, based on biographic narratives recorded during extensive field-research in Darfur, Sudan (1990-95) provides a unique understanding of how, in daily life, working women of different classes negotiate their identities in the context of an Islamist regime.
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004150119
Publication date: 
November 2007

Azam Torab

Performing Islam focuses on a wide spectrum of ritual activities in Iran today as a key for elucidating social, cultural and political processes, but in particular the values and beliefs underpinning gender constructions in a rapidly changing complex society.
Series: 
Volume: 
4
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004152953
Publication date: 
November 2006

Julia Droeber

This anthropological monograph provides fascinating insights into the life world of highly educated Jordanian women in their early twenties; it is a sensitive account of their powerful contributions to a rapidly changing society as well as of the problems they often face.
Series: 
Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004146341
Publication date: 
October 2005

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