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Title:
Muslim women's choices : religious belief and social reality
Author:
El-Solh, Camillia Fawzi.
Edition:
English edition.
Publication Information:
Providence, R.I. : Berg ; [New York] : Distributed in North America by New York University Press, 1995.

©1994
Physical Description:
x, 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : Islam and muslim women / Camillia Fawzi El-Solh and Judy Mabro -- Separation and reconciliation : marital conflict among the Muslim poor in Cairo / Helen Watson -- Strategies of selection : differing notions of marriage in Iran and Morocco / Ziba Mir-Hosseini -- Islam and gender : the Nigerian case / Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali -- Separate but more than equal : Muslim women at the Cape / Rosemary Ridd -- Mixed motives : Islam, nationalism and mevluds in an unstable Yugoslavia / Cornelia Sorabji -- "Guardians of the faith?" : gender and religion in an (ex) Soviet Tajik village / Gillian Tett -- Islam in Azerbaijan : the position of women / Tamara Dragadze -- Women's labour in the Bangladesh garment industry : choices and constraints / Naila Kabeer -- Gender relations and Islamic resurgence in Mindanao, Southern Philippines / Jacqueline Siapno.
ISBN:
9780854968367

9780854968350
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This volume counters the prevailing Western views and stereotypes of Muslim women - usually projected through male interpretations - by presenting a cross-cultural perspective of their experiences and choices in contemporary Muslim communities. The main theme running through these papers is the manner in which Muslim women consciously as well as unconsciously manipulate religious belief to negotiate their gender roles within the context of their lives.


Author Notes

Camillia Fawzi El-Solh is a Research Associate, at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, University of Oxford.

Judy Mabro is a Freelance Editor.


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