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Women in the Islamic world : from earliest times to the Arab Spring

Author: Irene Schneider; Steven Rendall
Publisher: Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women have faced, and still face, in various Islamic societies. The last chapter addresses women's participation in the Arab Spring and their hopes and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Schneider; Steven Rendall
ISBN: 9781558765733 1558765735 9781558765740 1558765743
OCLC Number: 852958245
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xv, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The beginnings --
Theology and law --
Sexuality and love --
Literary reflections --
Women and power --
Domination on stage and in the wings --
Men have a degree above women --
Women in power --
Education and professions --
Muslim women in Germany.
Other Titles: Islam und die Frauen.
Responsibility: Irene Schneider ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall.

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"This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women have faced, and still face, in various Islamic societies. The last chapter addresses women's participation in the Arab Spring and their hopes and disappointments. The result is a vivid portrait of the different worlds of women in Islam, encompassing religion and law, sexuality and love, literature and the arts, law and professional life, and politics and power."

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