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Muslim women's choices : Religious b - Mabro

Muslim women's choices

Religious b

By: Mabro

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780854968367
Number Of Pages: 218

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Muslim societies - as well as Western perceptions of them - tend to be projected primarily through male perspectives. Our notion of the lives of women in these societies is far hazier and even more coloured by stereotypes than those of Muslim men. This volume intends to counter the prevailing views of Muslim women by presenting a cross-cultural perspective of their experiences and choices in contemporary Muslim communities, based on recent and hitherto unpublished research. 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 role within the situational context of their lives.

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..".the editors and contributors...aid in our understanding of the impact of current political and social events on women." --MAN

..".a strong anthology examining a broad range of contemporary women's experiences." --The Bookwatch

"It is particularly striking to see the very flexible and varied way that Islam is interpreted and used by women to negotiate their lives and responsibilities." --British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

..".this collection exemplifies...the acknowledgement of human agency, that people (even women) have options and constantly make choices among them. ...By including societies until recently ignored in Muslim studies, the editors underscore the reach of Muslim culture. ...Especially relevant and welcome are the contrasts between women living in majority and minority Muslim communities, and studies of communities not frequently researched." --MEWS Review

"presents an image of Muslim women different from the western perception which tends to be narrowly confined to the concepts of confinement, subjugation and segregation" --Development

Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Islam and Muslim Womenp. 1
Separation and Reconciliation: Marital Conflict among the Muslim Poor in Cairop. 33
Strategies of Selection: Differing Notions of Marriage in Iran and Moroccop. 55
Islam and Gender: The Nigerian Casep. 73
Separate but more than Equal: Muslim Women at the Capep. 85
Mixed Motives: Islam, Nationalism and Mevluds in an Unstable Yugoslaviap. 108
'Guardians of the Faith?': Gender and Religion in an (ex) Soviet Tajik Villagep. 128
Islam in Azerbaijan: The Position of Womenp. 152
Women's Labour in the Bangladesh Garment Industry: Choices and Constraintsp. 164
Gender Relations and Islamic Resurgence in Mindanao, Southern Philippinesp. 184
Indexp. 202
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780854968367
ISBN-10: 0854968369
Series: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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