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Women in Muslim societies : diversity within unity
Bodman, Herbert L.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.
Physical Description:
vii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction / Herbert L. Bodman -- Gender and religion in Hausaland: variations in Islamic practice in Niger and Nigeria / Barbara M. Cooper -- When modernity confronts traditional practices: female genital cutting in Northeast Africa / Noor J. Kassamali -- Cultural diversity within Islam: veils and laws in Tunisia / M.M. Charrad -- Power, ideology, and women's consciousness in postrevolutionary Iran / Hisae Nakanishi -- Persisting contradictions: Muslim women in Syria / Bouthaina Shaaban -- From two states to one: women's lives in the transformation of Yemen / Linda Boxberger --"Guardians of the nation": women, Islam, and the Soviet legacy of modernization in Azerbaijan / Nayereh Tohidi -- Between Lenin and Allah: women and ideology in Tajikistan / Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh -- Kazak women: living the heritage of a unique past / Paula A. Michaels -- Taslima Nasreen and others: the contest over gender in Bangladesh / Dina M. Siddiqi -- Urban Minangkabau Muslim women: modern choices, traditional concerns in Indonesia / Lucy A. Whalley -- Muslim women in India: a minority within a minority / Shahida Lateef -- The issues at hand / Nayereh Tohidi.

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Central Library HQ1170 .W587 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Authors from a variety of disciplines assess the issues facing women in Muslim societies not only in the Middle East but also in Africa and Asia. They stress the importance of historical context, local customs and policies in defining the status of Muslim women, and examine how women are coping with challenges such as modernity and conservative reaction.


Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the opportunities or constraints they may experience.

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