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Women in Islam : the Western experience

Author: Anne Sofie Roald
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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The position of women in Islam is the subject of ongoing debates in both the Muslim world and the West. Women in Islam investigates this debate and illustrates the ways in which Islamic perceptions of women and gender relations tend to undergo significant change in Western Muslim communities. Roald shows how this cultural encounter gives rise to fresh interpretations of Islamic texts, promoting new Islamic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roald, Anne Sofie.
Women in Islam.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 2001020407
(OCoLC)45648441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Sofie Roald
ISBN: 0203164458 9780203164457 9780415248952 0415248957 9780415248969 0415248965 0203258584 9780203258583
OCLC Number: 54666832
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 339 pages)
Contents: 1. Research on Muslims --
2. Arab Muslims in Europe --
3. Defining the area of research --
4. Theoretical reflections on change and changing processes --
5. Reflections on sharia --
6. Perceptions of women --
7. Gender relations --
8. Women's political participation in Islam --
9. Polygyny --
10. Divorce and child custody --
11. Female circumcision --
ch. 12. Islamic female dress --
13. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Anne Sofie Roald.
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Investigates the ongoing debate, in both the Muslim world and the West, on the position of women in Islam. Illustrates how Islamic perceptions of women and gender relations change in Western Muslim  Read more...

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