Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives / Edition 1

Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Mai Yamani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814796818

ISBN-13: 9780814796818

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: New York University Press

In an age when Western feminism is continuously undergoing redefinition, the struggles of women in Muslim countries are often overlooked. This volume illustrates how women in Islamic societies have become more actively involved not only in learning their rights under the sharia (Islamic law) but in rereading this law to improve their status and gain increased

Overview

In an age when Western feminism is continuously undergoing redefinition, the struggles of women in Muslim countries are often overlooked. This volume illustrates how women in Islamic societies have become more actively involved not only in learning their rights under the sharia (Islamic law) but in rereading this law to improve their status and gain increased equality and freedom. Surveying Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Arab societies in general, the essays in feminism and Islam focus on such subjects as crimes of honor and the construction of gender in Arab societies; law and the desire for social control; women ad entrepreneurship; family legislation; and the political strategies of feminists in the Islam world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814796818
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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