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American Muslim women, religious authority, and activism : more than a prayer

Author: Juliane Hammer
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Series: Louann Atkins Temple women & culture series, bk. 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Hammer looks at the work of significant female American Muslim writers, scholars, and activists since 1990, using their writings as a lens for a larger discussion of Muslim intellectual production in America and beyond. Centered on the controversial women-led Friday prayer in March 2005, Hammer uses this event and its aftermath to address themes of faith, community, and public opinion. While gender is the catalyst  Read more...
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Hammer, Juliane.
American Muslim women, religious authority, and activism.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012
(OCoLC)932095459
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juliane Hammer
ISBN: 9780292735552 0292735553 9780292735576 029273557X 029275440X 9780292754409
OCLC Number: 751249285
Description: xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A woman-led Friday prayer: March 18, 2005 --
Women leading prayers: tracing the debate --
Gender justice and Qur'anic exegesis --
History, women's rights, and Islamic law --
Authority, tradition, community --
Space, leadership, voice --
Media, representation(s), politics --
Memoirs, narratives, and marketing --
Covers and other matters: concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Louann Atkins Temple women & culture series, bk. 28.
Responsibility: Juliane Hammer.

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Examining the intellectual output of female American Muslim writers and scholars since 1990, Hammer demonstrates that the themes at the heart of women's writings are central to the debates of modern  Read more...

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