Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam / Edition 1

Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam / Edition 1

by Fedwa Malti-Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520215931

ISBN-13: 9780520215931

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. At the center

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In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. At the center of each story is a lively female Islamic spirituality that questions secular hierarchies while reaffirming patriarchal ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520215931
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

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