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Women and Islam

Critical Concepts in Sociology, 1st Edition

Edited by Haideh Moghissi


1,432 pages

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Hardback: 9780415324182
pub: 2004-09-30
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This three-volume interdisciplinary collection is of use not only in Middle East studies but also in various other disciplines, including women's studies, political science, religion, cultural studies, sociology of gender and anthropology.

The collection offers the most influential writings in the field by both renowned scholars as well as those by the new generation of scholars of Islam and gender and includes a wide variety of cases from Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. By including case-based articles, the collection highlights the clear links between concepts and theories and actual practices.

Titles also available in this series include, Shamanism (March 2004, 3 volumes, £395) and the forthcoming titles Childhood (2005, 4 volumes, c.£495), Gender (2005, 4 volumes, c.£495) and Knowledge (2005, 4 volumes, c.£495).

Table of Contents

Volume I 1. Imagining Muslim Women 2. Muslim Laws and Traditions

Part Three: Law of God and Law of State: New Policies, Old Realities

Volume II 1. Women, Sexuality and Sexual Politics in Islamic Cultures 2. Family, Education and Health 3. Women and Paid work and Cultural Conflict 4. Arts and Literature Volume III 1. Stretching the Limits: Women's Struggle for Change in the 2. Women's Movement in Muslim Cultures 3. Perceiving and practicing Islamic Values in Diaspora

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Sociology

The Routledge Critical Concepts in Sociology series provides concise, authoritative reprints of key articles in sociology, collecting the essential secondary literature on key subjects. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts into their historical context, and provides students and researchers with a clear snapshot of current thinking. Collections span a multitude of subject areas, including religion, multiculturalism and celebrity.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion