Synopses & Reviews
"The most significant theoretical advance in Muslim-world women's studies for years."
—Voice Literary Supplement
About the Author
Deniz Kandiyoti was formerly a member of the Social Science Departments of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Bogazici University in Istanbul, and she served as chairperson of the research committee on women and society of the International Sociology Association from 1982 to 1986. She currently resides in England.
Table of Contents
End of empire : Islam, nationalism and women in Turkey / Deniz Kandiyoti -- Hazards of modernity and morality : women, state and ideology in contemporary Iran / Afsaneh Najmabadi -- The convenience of subservience : women and the state of Pakistan / Ayesha Jalal -- The quest for national identity : women, Islam and the state of Bangladesh / Naila Kabeer -- Forced identities : the state, communalism, fundamentalism and women in India / Amrita Chhachhi -- Elite strategies for state building : women, family, religion and the state in Iraq and Lebanon / Suad Joseph.