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"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish? Now, traveling throughout Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as Islamic communities in the United States, acclaimed Arab Studies scholar and bestselling author Elizabeth Fernea sets out to answer that question.

Fernea's dialogue with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances prompts a range of diverse and unpredictable responses, but in every country she visits, women demonstrate they are anything but passive. In Iraq, we see an 85 percent literacy rate among women; in Egypt, we see women owning their own farms; and in Israel, we see women at the very forefront of peacemaking efforts. Poor or rich, educated or illiterate, these women define their own needs, solve their own problems, and determine the boundaries of their own very real, very viable feminism. In Search of Islamic Feminism offers a groundbreaking new interpretation of the status and vision of Muslim women that will open up a new world to its readers, even as it challenges our own sense of what feminism means.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385488587
Author:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Women in islam
Subject:
Muslim women
Subject:
Women in Islam -- Islamic countries.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Muslim women -- Islamic countries.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
101-180
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.06x5.32x1.01 in. .85 lbs.

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