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Gender and patriarchy in the films of Muslim nations : a filmographic study of 21st century features from eight countries

Author: Patricia R Owen
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many in the West are misinformed about Islam and Muslim worldviews. This filmography analyzes gender issues in 57 feature films from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey, with a focus on religious and legal legitimization of practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, virginity testing, public sexual harassment and molestation, and honor killings"--
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Owen, Patricia R., 1946-
Gender and patriarchy in the films of Muslim nations.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017
(DLC) 2017043943
(OCoLC)1008767563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia R Owen
ISBN: 9781476628608 1476628602
OCLC Number: 1012609502
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
CEDAW --
Afghanistan country profile --
Films of Afghanistan --
Algeria country profile --
Films of Algeria --
Bangladesh country profile --
Films of Bangladesh --
Egypt country profile --
Films of Egypt --
Iran country profile --
Films of Iran --
Iraq country profile --
Films of Iraq --
Pakistan country profile --
Films of Pakistan --
Turkey country profile --
Films of Turkey --
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Given challenges in understandings of the constructions of gender in Muslim dominant countries, the medium of film is uniquely positioned to provide a conduit into gender issues that characterize  Read more...

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"Fascinating volume...recommended...will certainly introduce readers to important themes in films that are little know in the United States"--ARBA.

 
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