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Of virgins and martyrs : women and sexuality in global conflict

Author: David Jacobson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Series: Themes in global social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women's bodies have become a battleground. Around the world, people argue about veiling, schooling for Afghan girls, and "SlutWalk" protests, all of which involve issues of women's sexuality and freedom. Globalization, with its emphasis on human rights and individuality, heats up these arguments. In Of Virgins and Martyrs, David Jacobson takes the reader on a fascinating tour of how self-identity developed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Jacobson
ISBN: 9781421407531 9781421407548 9781421408286 1421407531 142140754X 1421408287
OCLC Number: 785390215
Description: viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The honor of virgins: the biblical roots of patriarchy --
A pirouette in Europe: with Dutch women in the lead, history changes course --
Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca: a crescent rises in the firmament and in Arabia --
Global markets: putting homo economicus on the defensive --
Fashioning herself: women unbound by tradition --
Loathing the feminine mystique: the Islamist resistance --
Thoughts and consequences: the ink of scholars and the blood of martyrs --
Europe's winter of discontent: a clash of traditions and generations --
An education : women and men in Europe's poorer neighborhoods --
Islamist tipping points: why think radically in Europe?
Series Title: Themes in global social change.
Responsibility: David Jacobson.

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This index helps to illuminate why women's sexuality, dress, and image so compel militant Muslim outrage and sometimes violent action, revealing a deeper human story of how women's status defines  Read more...

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An ambitious analysis of the implications of globalism and cultural conflict on the battlefield of women's bodies... Casual readers shouldn't be dissuaded-Jacobson's prose is accessible, and he has Read more...

 
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