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.

Die Lektionen

Roman
Author: Naomi Alderman
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827075343
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Sie sind schön, sie haben Geld, sie sind begabt: Emanuela, Simon, Franny, Jess. Mit zielstrebiger Selbstverständlichkeit nehmen sie jede Hürde ihres Studiums in Oxford und sie sind die Freunde von Marc, der lässiger ist als alle anderen, entwaffnend charmant, offenkundig promisk und geradezu obszön reich. James würde alles dafür geben dazuzugehören. Als Jess sich in ihn verliebt, geht dieser Wunsch in Erfüllung, mehr noch, Marc bittet sie alle, bei ihm einzuziehen. Keiner widersteht diesem Angebot und bald belebt eine exklusive WG den alten Herrensitz, mit rauschenden Partys und wechselnden Liebschaften. Ohne es selbst zu merken, verstrickt sich James in eine Abhängigkeit von Marc, aus der er sich, auch als die Gemeinschaft auseinandergeht und trotz seiner Liebe zu Jess, kaum befreien kann. Mit scharfem Blick und scharfer Zunge porträtiert Naomi Alderman eine ganz besondere Facette der geschlossenen Gesellschaft einer Eliteuni versität und lotet dabei die Kräfteverhältnisse von Ehrgeiz und Einsamkeit aus, von Liebe und Macht.

Allahs Töchter


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442729999
Category: Muslim women
Page: 348
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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.

Der Report der Magd

Roman
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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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
Category:
Page: 342
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Der Islam im europäischen Denken

Essays
Author: Albert Hourani
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105619526
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 264
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Diese Essays des großen Orientalisten Albert Hourani, der mit seiner ›Geschichte der arabischen Völker‹ in Deutschland einen großen Erfolg feierte, dienen dem Verständnis zwischen Europa und den arabischen Ländern. Sie sind in der Zeit der Spannung zwischen dem Islam und dem Westen ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Aufklärung beider Seiten. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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.

Lolita lesen in Teheran


Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154821
Category:
Page: 421
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Islamische Feminismen


Author: Zahra Ali
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783709202630
Category:
Page: 216
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Fern von Medina


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

The Honor of Women in Islam


Author: Yusuf Da Costa
Publisher: ISCA
ISBN: 9781930409064
Category: Religion
Page: 90
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Relying explicitly on the source texts of Islam, including the Holy Quran and the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Dr. da Costa details the true rights and roles of Muslim women.

Women and Islam


Author: Zayn Kassam
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275991586
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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A collection of essays to stimulate discussion and help readers achieve a more sober understanding of the lives of Muslim women around the world.

Women and Power


Author: Olutoyin Mejiuni
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 2869784937
Category: Education
Page: 203
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Section I. Towards a development discourse -- Section II. Gender, entrepreneurship, survival and development -- Section III. Gender, violence, HIV/AIDS and development.

War, Women, and Power

From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Author: Marie E. Berry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108246893
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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Rwanda and Bosnia both experienced mass violence in the early 1990s. Less than ten years later, Rwandans surprisingly elected the world's highest level of women to parliament. In Bosnia, women launched thousands of community organizations that became spaces for informal political participation. The political mobilization of women in both countries complicates the popular image of women as merely the victims and spoils of war. Through a close examination of these cases, Marie E. Berry unpacks the puzzling relationship between war and women's political mobilization. Drawing from over 260 interviews with women in both countries, she argues that war can reconfigure gendered power relations by precipitating demographic, economic, and cultural shifts. In the aftermath, however, many of the gains women made were set back. This book offers an entirely new view of women and war and includes concrete suggestions for policy makers, development organizations, and activists supporting women's rights.

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.

Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam

Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selves
Author: Bianca J. Smith,Mark Woodward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136024328
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By considering these distinct but related Muslim gender cultures in Java, Lombok and Aceh, the book examines the broader function of pesantren as a force for both redefining existing modes of Muslim subjectivity and cultivating new ones. It demonstrates how, as Muslim women rise to positions of power and authority in this patriarchal domain, they challenge and negotiate "normative" Muslim patriarchy while establishing their own Muslim "authenticity." The book goes on to question the comparison of Indonesian Islam with the Arab Middle East, challenging the adoption of expatriate and diasporic Middle Eastern Muslim feminist discourses and secular western feminist analyses in Indonesian contexts. Based on extensive fieldwork, the book explores configurations of female leadership, power, feminisms and sexuality to reveal multiple Muslim selves in pesantren and Sufi orders, not only as centres of learning, but also as social spaces in which the interplay of gender, politics, status, power and piety shape the course of life.

Muslim Women in Britain

De-mystifying the Muslimah
Author: Sariya Contractor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415669960
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the lives of British Muslim women, this book examines issues of femininity, Britishness, inter-communal relations and social cohesion. Presenting the reader with incisive narratives of Muslim women on familiar topics such as the hijab, Muslim women in the media and feminist debate, particularly in a Western context, Sariya Contractor makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Islamic studies, social anthropology, feminist philosophy and social cohesion. Presenting a complex and nuanced retelling of Muslim women's realities as explored through their own voices, stories and experiences; this book will be of interest to scholars and students of Islamic studies, Women's studies, Social Anthropology and Sociology seeking a fresh perspective on Muslim women in Britain.

Shariʿa Councils and Muslim Women in Britain

Rethinking the Role of Power and Authority
Author: Tanya Walker
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004331360
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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In Shariʿa Councils and Muslim Women in Britain Tanya Walker draws on extensive fieldwork to radically reshape the public understanding of the Shariʿa councils and the motivations of Muslim women who use them.