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Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women

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Book News Annotation:

A specialist in gender, Ahmad (anthropology, Lahore U. of Management Sciences, Pakistan) describes the Islamic school for women called al-Huda, which means guidance, and by extension, a place of guidance. Her emphasis is on the impact it is having on how educated middle-class and upper-class women are changing their ideology, behavior, and lifestyle to accord with religious discourse they internalize while at the school, and the enthusiasm with which they work toward spreading its ideology in mainstream society. She considers the cultural politics of fieldwork, setting the scene, of Allah and the PowerPoint, the world of the dars, cultural matters and global wars, the stories behind the veil, and reflections. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815632092
Author:
Ahmad, Sadaf
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Religious awakening -- Islam.
Subject:
Madrasahs - Pakistan
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Series:
Gender and Globalization
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
9.28x6.30x.87 in. 1.06 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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