Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia

Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia

by Huma Ahmed-Ghosh (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438457925
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2016
Series: SUNY series, Genders in the Global South Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Huma Ahmed-Ghosh is Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University and the editor of Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents


Huma Ahmed-Ghosh

Part I. Whose Feminism? Muslim Women Redefining “Empowerment”

1. Muslim Women’s Leadership in Uzbekistan: Religion and Emotion
Svetlana Peshkova

2. Feminization of Islam? Agency and Visibility of Women in Southern Thailand’s Branch of the Tablighi Jama’at’s Missionary Movement
Alexander Horstmann

3. Women’s Empowerment in the Xi’an Muslim District
Maris Boyd Gillette

4. The Influence of the National Question on Gender Issues in the Muslim Areas of the Southern Philippines: Maranao Muslim Women between Retraditionalization and Islamic Resurgence
Birte Brecht-Drouart

Part II. Feminisms and Muslim Women’s Movements in Contested Spaces

5. The Headscarf Ban and Muslim Women’s Rights Discourse in Turkey
Zeynep Akbulut

6. Intersecting Dynamics: Representational Activism and New Mobilities among “Muslim Women” in India
Nadja-Christina Schneider

7. Islamic Feminism between Interpretive Freedom and Legal Codification: The Case of Sisters in Islam in Malaysia
Yasmin Moll

8. Faith-based Challenges to the Women’s Movement in Pakistan
Afiya Shehrbano Zia

Part III. Transnational Feminisms: Locating Muslim Women at the Crossroads

9. From Dhaka to Cincinnati: Charting Transnational Narratives of Trauma, Victimization, and Survival
Elora Halim Chowdhury

10. Governance Feminism’s Imperial Misadventure: Progress International Law, and the Security of Afghan Women
Cyra Akila Choudhury

11. Islam, Feminism, and Agency in Germany Today
Beverly M. Weber


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