Feminism and Islam

Feminism and Islam

Legal and Literary Perspectives

Book - 1996
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New York Univ Pr

In an age when Western feminism is continuously undergoing redefinition, the struggles of women in Muslim countries are often overlooked. This volume illustrates how women in Islamic societies have become more actively involved not only in learning their rights under the sharia (Islamic law) but in rereading this law to improve their status and gain increased equality and freedom. Surveying Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Arab societies in general, the essays in feminism and Islam focus on such subjects as crimes of honor and the construction of gender in Arab societies; law and the desire for social control; women ad entrepreneurship; family legislation; and the political strategies of feminists in the Islam world.



Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780814796818
0814796818
Branch Call Number: 305.486971
Characteristics: xii, 385 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Yamani, Mai
Allen, Andrew
Alternative Title: Feminism & Islam

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