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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

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With a New Afterword

As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East throughwars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. Nine Partsof Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shapetheir lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, andhow male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith.

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Korean edition of NINE PARTS OF DESIRE - The Hidden World of Islamic Women by the Pulitzer prize winning journalist Geraldine Brooks. This captivating book analyzes how the religious oppression towards women in Islam culture has been distorted in many ways. Translated by Hwang Seong Won. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

About the Author

\Geraldine Brooks is a native of Australia and a graduate of Sydney University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Tony Horwitz. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307434456
Subtitle:
The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Brooks, Geraldine
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Religion : Islam - General
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19951201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
255

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» History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» Religion » Islam » General

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"Synopsis" by , Korean edition of NINE PARTS OF DESIRE - The Hidden World of Islamic Women by the Pulitzer prize winning journalist Geraldine Brooks. This captivating book analyzes how the religious oppression towards women in Islam culture has been distorted in many ways. Translated by Hwang Seong Won. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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