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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520222849

ISBN-13: 9780520222847

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.

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ISBN-13:
9780520222847
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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