Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies / Edition 1

Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies / Edition 1

by D. Fairchild Ruggles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791444708

ISBN-13: 9780791444702

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.

The first to combine the study of representation, gender theory, and Muslim women from a historical and geographical perspective, this book examines where women have represented themselves in art, architecture, and the written word in the Muslim world. The authors explore the gendering and implicit power

Overview

A rare look at female empowerment in the Muslim world.

The first to combine the study of representation, gender theory, and Muslim women from a historical and geographical perspective, this book examines where women have represented themselves in art, architecture, and the written word in the Muslim world. The authors explore the gendering and implicit power relations present in the positioning of subject and object in the visual field and look specifically at occasions when women publicly adopted the stance of the viewer, speaker, writer, or patron.

Contributors include Ellison Banks Findly, Elizabeth Brown Frierson, Salah M. Hassan, Nancy Micklewright, Leslie Peirce, Kishwar Rizvi, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Yasser Tabbaa, Lucienne Thys-Senoçak, and Ethel Sara Wolper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791444702
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

1. Vision and Power: An Introduction
D. Fairchild Ruggles

2. Dayfa Khatun, Regent Queen and Architectual Patron
Yasser Tabbaa

3. Princess Safwat al-Dunya wa al-Din and the Production of Sufi Buildings and Hagiographies in Pre-Ottoman Anatolia
Ethel Sara Wolper

4. Gender and Sexual Propriety in Ottoman Royal Women's Patronage
Leslie Peirce

5. The Yeni Valide Mosque Complex of Eminonu, Istanbul (1597-1665): Gender and Vision in Ottoman Architecture
Lucienne Thys-Senocak

6. Women's Wealth and Styles of Giving: Perspectives from Buddhist, Jain, and Mughal Sites
Ellison Banks Findly

7. Gendered Patronage: Women and Benevolence during the Early Safavid Empire
Kishwar Rizvi

8. Public and Private for Ottoman Women of the Nineteenth Century
Nancy Micklewright

9. Mirrors Out, Mirrors In: Domestication and Rejection of the Foreign in Late-Ottoman Women's Magazines
Elizabeth Brown Frierson

10. "Nothing Romantic about It!" A Critique of Orientalist Representation in the Installations of Houria Niati
Salah Hassan

Bibliography

About the Authors

Index

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