Muslim Women and Power

Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies
Author: Danièle Joly,Khursheed Wadia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137480629
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
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This book provides an account of Muslim women’s political and civic engagement in Britain and France. It examines their interaction with civil society and state institutions to provide an understanding of their development as political actors. The authors argue that Muslim women’s participation is expressed at the intersections of the groups and society to which they belong. In Britain and France, their political attitudes and behaviour are influenced by their national/ethnic origins, religion and specific features of British and French societies. Thus three main spheres of action are identified: the ethnic group, religious group and majority society. Unequal, gendered power relations characterise the interconnection(s) between these spheres of action. Muslim women are positioned within these complex relations and find obstacles and/or facilitators governing their capacity to act politically. The authors suggest that Muslim women’s interest in politics, knowledge of it and participation in both institutional and informal politics is higher than expected. This book will appeal to students and scholars of politics, sociology, gender studies and social anthropology, and will also be of use to policy makers and practitioners in the field of gender and ethno-religious/ethno-cultural policy.

Perceptions of Self, Power, & Gender Among Muslim Women

Narratives from a Rural Community in Bangladesh
Author: Sarwar Alam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319737910
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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This book analyzes perceptions of self, power, agency, and gender of Muslim women in a rural community of Bangladesh. Rural women’s limited power and agency has been subsumed within the male dominated Islamic discourses on gender. However, many Muslim women have their own alternative discourses surrounding power and agency. Sarwar Alam intertwines an exploration of these power dynamics with reading of the Qur’an and Hadith, and analyzes how Muslim women’s perception of power and gender are linked to their relationship with religion.

Muslim Women of Power

Gender, Politics and Culture in Islam
Author: Clinton Bennett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826400876
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
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An exploration of powerful Muslim women covering issues of gender, culture and politics in Islam.

Women and Power in Postconflict Africa

Author: Aili Mari Tripp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316432491
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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The book explains an unexpected consequence of the decrease in conflict in Africa after the 1990s. Analysis of cross-national data and in-depth comparisons of case studies of Uganda, Liberia and Angola show that post-conflict countries have significantly higher rates of women's political representation in legislatures and government compared with countries that have not undergone major conflict. They have also passed more legislative reforms and made more constitutional changes relating to women's rights. The study explains how and why these patterns emerged, tying these outcomes to the conjuncture of the rise of women's movements, changes in international women's rights norms and, most importantly, gender disruptions that occur during war. This book will help scholars, students, women's rights activists, international donors, policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others better understand some of the circumstances that are most conducive to women's rights reform today and why.

Die Gabe

Author: Naomi Alderman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364121985X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Reclaiming the Nation

Muslim Women and the Law in India
Author: Vrinda Narain
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802092780
Category: Law
Page: 213
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Living in pluralist India has had critical consequences for Muslim women who are expected to follow a determined and strict code of conduct. The impact of this contradiction is most evident in the continuing denial of gender equality within the family, as state regulation of gender roles in the private sphere ultimately affects the status of women in the public sphere. Reclaiming the Nation examines the relationship between gender and nation in post-colonial India through the lens of marginalized Muslim women. Drawing on feminist legal theory, postcolonial feminist theory, and critical race theory, Vrinda Narain explores the idea of citizenship as a potential vehicle for the emancipation of Muslim women. Citizenship, Narain argues, opens the possibility for Indian women to reclaim a sense of selfhood free from imposed identities. In promoting the hybridity of culture and the modernity of tradition, Narain shows how oppositional categories such as public versus private, Muslim versus feminist, and Western versus Indian have been used to deny women equal rights. A timely account of the struggle for liberation within a restrictive religious framework, Reclaiming the Nation is an insightful look at gender, nationhood, and the power of self-determination.

Die Übersetzerin

Author: Leila Aboulela
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783889776228
Page: 240
View: 1992

Law and Power in the Islamic World

Author: Sami Zubaida
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850439349
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 8262
Islamic law (the Shari'a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. Starting from modern concerns, this book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. The central paradox in this history is one of power: the Shari'a is jurist's law, theoretically derived from sacred sources, yet dependent for its institution and application on rulers, with their own agendas and priorities. Sami Zubaida here considers key historical episodes of political accommodations and contests.

Muslim Women in America

The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today
Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Jane I. Smith,Kathleen M. Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195177835
Category: Religion
Page: 190
View: 8142
Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non-Muslims.

Women of the Jordan

Islam, Labor, and the Law
Author: Amira El Azhary Sonbol
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629856
Category: Political Science
Page: 300
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Extrait de la couverture : "In the first book to address the dilemma faced by Jordanian women in the work-force, AmiraEl-Azhary Sonbol delineates the constraints that exist in a number of legal practices, namely penal codes that permit violence against Muslim women and personal status laws that require a husband's permission for a women to work. Leniency in honor crimes and early marriage and motherhood for girls are other factors that extend tha patriarchal power throughout a woman's life, and ultimately deny her full legal competency. Significantly, Sonbol notes that society's accepting as "Islamic" the legal constraints that control women's work constitutes a major barrier to any effort o change them, even though historically the Islamic Shari'a actually encourages women's work, and despite the fact that Muslim women have contributed materially to their society's economy. The author covers new ground as she effectively illustrates how Jordanian laws governing gender, family, and work combine with laws and legal philosophies derived from tribal, traditional, Islamic, and modern laws to form a strict patriarchal structure."

Fern von Medina

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293200883
Page: 395
View: 7055

Muslim Women and Shari'ah Councils

Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law
Author: S. Bano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283858
Category: Political Science
Page: 329
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Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.

Faith and Freedom

Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World
Author: Mahnaz Afkhami
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815626671
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
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Papers chiefly presented at a conference titled "Religion, culture, and women's human rights in the Muslim world," held Sept. 9-10, 1994 at the American University in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by Sisterhood Is Global Institute.

The Production of the Muslim Woman

Negotiating Text, History, and Ideology
Author: Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110782
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 213
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The author investigates the configurations of power implicated in the production of the discourses on the 'muslim woman' in the West and North Africa. She argues that as a single category, the 'muslim woman' is an 'invention', whether in the Western discourses of Orientalism (Isabelle Eberhardt) and psychoanalytic feminism (De Beauvoir, Irigaray, Cixous and Lacan), or in the discourses of islamic feminism (Djebar and Mernissi) and Maghrebian nationalism (Habib Bourguiba and Tahar al Haddad).

Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation

Implementing the Beijing Platform
Author: Mahnaz Afkhami
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627609
Category: History
Page: 198
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At the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the international community accepted women's rights as human rights, and with it the charge to work toward the full integration of women in the affairs of their respective nations. Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation is about ways of promoting women's participation in the affairs of Muslim societies: from raising consciousness and changing codes of law to penetrating the economic markets and influencing national and international policies. Editors Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl challenge stereotypes about Muslim women and probe the difficulties and possibilities women face as they work for positive social change. Sixteen activists and politicians from international organizations - most from Muslim countriesdiscuss, for the first time, major issues relevant to Muslim women striving to achieve their human rights through political participation.

Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4747
Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Persepolis Gesamtausgabe

Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783037311172
Page: 342
View: 8336

Women in Muslim Societies

Diversity Within Unity
Author: Herbert L. Bodman,Nayyirah Tawḥīdī
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555875787
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
View: 9724
Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the opportunities or constraints they may experience.

Feminism and Muslim Women

Author: Sajda Nazlee
Publisher: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: 79
View: 9487