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Religious fundamentalisms and the human rights of women

Author: Courtney W Howland
Publisher: London/Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dialogue on the conflict between religious fundamentalism and women's rights is often stymied by an 'all or nothing' approach: fundamentalists claim of absolute religious freedom, while some  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney W Howland
ISBN: 0312293062 9780312293062 0312218974 9780312218973
OCLC Number: 472824012
Notes: Through an examination of international human rights, national law, grass-roots activism and theology, this volume explores the acute problems that contemporary fundamentalist movements pose for women's equality and liberty rights.
Description: 326 s
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: religious fundamentalism as a transnational and cross-cultural movement, and the legal effect on women --
fundamentalism; Christian fundamentalism; responses of women to Islamic fundamentalism; the personal is political / Part 2 Social and political sciences perspectives on the impact of religious fundamentalism on women --
relativism, culture, religion, and identity; cultural relativism and international law; gender apartheid and the discourse of relativity of rights in Muslim societies; different but free / Part 3 Responses to religious fundamentalist assertions of cultural relativism --
safeguarding women's political freedoms under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the face of religious fundamentalism; religious reservations to the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women; women's equal right to freedom of religion or belief; religious fundamentalism and education of the girl child under international law / Part 4 The international legal framework --
the two faces of secularism and women's rights in India; religion, multiculturalism and feminism; family disputes involving Muslims in contemporary Europe / Part 5 Meeting the challenges in different religions and different countries --
the effect of religious fundamentalism on women's reproductive health; Roman Catholic fundamentalism; reconciling the opposites; Buddhism and human rights in the Thai sex trade / Part 6 The war over women's bodies --
women educating women in the Afghan diaspora; challenging Christian fundamentalism; gender-based asylum in the US; tales of subversion / Part 7 Fashioning remedies in national context --
a feminist perspective on Jewish fundamentalism; feminist interpretations of Thai Buddhism; religion and women's rights; reclaiming the religious centre from a Muslim perspective. / Part 8 Religious challenges to religious fundamentalism.
Responsibility: ed. by Courtney W. Howland.

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