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Women in Muslim societies : diversity within unity

Author: Herbert L Bodman; Nayyirah Tawḥīdī
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert L Bodman; Nayyirah Tawḥīdī
ISBN: 1555875580 9781555875589 1555875785 9781555875787
OCLC Number: 37625642
Description: vii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Herbert L. Bodman --
Part 1: Africa. Gender and religion in Hausaland: variations in Islamic practice in Niger and Nigeria / Barbara M. Cooper ; When modernity confronts traditional practices: female genital cutting in Northeast Africa / Noor J. Kassamali ; Cultural diversity within Islam: veils and laws in Tunisia / M.M. Charrad --
Part 2: The Middle East. Power, ideology, and women's consciousness in postrevolutionary Iran / Hisae Nakanishi ; Persisting contradictions: Muslim women in Syria / Bouthaina Shaaban ; From two states to one: women's lives in the transformation of Yemen / Linda Boxberger --Part 3: Central Asia. "Guardians of the nation": women, Islam, and the Soviet legacy of modernization in Azerbaijan / Nayereh Tohidi ; Between Lenin and Allah: women and ideology in Tajikistan / Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh ; Kazak women: living the heritage of a unique past / Paula A. Michaels --
Part 4: South ans Southeast Asia. Taslima Nasreen and others: the contest over gender in Bangladesh / Dina M. Siddiqi ; Urban Minangkabau Muslim women: modern choices, traditional concerns in Indonesia / Lucy A. Whalley ; Muslim women in India: a minority within a minority / Shahida Lateef --
Part 5: Conclusion. The issues at hand / Nayereh Tohidi.
Responsibility: edited by Herbert L. Bodman, Nayereh Tohidi.

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