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Engaged surrender : African American women and Islam

Engaged surrender : African American women and Islam

Author: Carolyn Moxley Rouse
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Series: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women ""reproducing their oppression, "" as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women, especially black women, to Islam? Carolyn Rouse sought  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engaged surrender
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.
(DLC) 2003002462
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Moxley Rouse
ISBN: 9780520937062 0520937066 141752541X 9781417525416 9780520237940 9780520237957 1282762869 9781282762862 9786612762864 6612762861 1597345997 9781597345996 0520237943 0520237951
OCLC Number: 56030067
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 271 p.)
Contents: Engaged surrender --
A community of women : consensus, borders, and resistance praxis --
Gender negotiations and Qur'anic exegesis : one community's reading of Islam and women --
Historical discourses --
Soul food : changing markers of identity through the transition --
Conversion --
Performing gender : marriage, family, and community --
Searching for Islamic purity in and out of secular Los Angeles County.
Series Title: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Responsibility: Carolyn Moxley Rouse.
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Provides an insight into the meaning of Islam for African American women. This work shows how the teachings of Islam give these women a sense of power and control over interpretations of gender,  Read more...


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