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Title:
Women in Islam : the Western experience
Author:
Roald, Anne Sofie.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Physical Description:
xvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415248952

9780415248969
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Women in Islaminvestigates the ongoing debate across the Muslim world and the West on the position of women in Islam.
Anne-Sofie Roald focuses on how Islamic perceptions of women and gender change in Western Muslim communities. She shows how Islamic attitudes towards social concerns such as gender relations, female circumcision, and female dress emerge as responsive to culture and context, rather than rigid and inflexible.


Author Notes

Anne-Sofie Roald is associate professor at IMER (International Migration & Ethnic Relations), University of Malmö, Sweden. A converted Muslim of Norwegian origin, she is the author of numerous articles on women in Islam.