Women and Fundamentalism: Islam and Christianity

Women and Fundamentalism: Islam and Christianity

by Shahin Gerami
     
 

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During the past two decades, the surge of religious fundamentalism in the United States and in the Muslim world has resulted in many studies of the status of women and other family issues. This volume is a cross-cultural study of women's social status in Iran, Egypt, and in the U.S. during different stages of religious fundamentalism. In each of these countries, women… See more details below

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During the past two decades, the surge of religious fundamentalism in the United States and in the Muslim world has resulted in many studies of the status of women and other family issues. This volume is a cross-cultural study of women's social status in Iran, Egypt, and in the U.S. during different stages of religious fundamentalism. In each of these countries, women have been active participants in fundamentalist movements, and this study shows that such participation enables women to reexamine their relationship to power in the family and in society and increase their group solidarity and feminist consciousness. The author combined quantitative, historical, and interview techniques in her analysis, gathering data by administering a questionnaire to middle-class women in the three countries. In Iran, she interviewed selected women leaders about future gender roles in the Islamic Republic. Students in women's studies, Middle Eastern culture, religion, history, sociology, and psychology, and political science will be interested in this publication.

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A cross-cultural study of women in Iran, Egypt, and the US during different stages of religious fundamentalism, combining quantitative, historical, and interview techniques. Finds that women are active participants in the movements and that their participation allows them to reexamine their relationship to power in the family and in society, and increases their group solidarity and feminist consciousness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136509162
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Series:
Zones of Religion
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
File size:
2 MB

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