Do Muslim Women Need Saving

Do Muslim Women Need Saving
Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 0674726332
ISBN 13: 9780674726338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Muslim Women Need Saving Book Review:

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.

Do Muslim Women Need Saving

Do Muslim Women Need Saving
Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 0674727509
ISBN 13: 9780674727502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Muslim Women Need Saving Book Review:

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.

A Quiet Revolution

A Quiet Revolution
Author: Leila Ahmed
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2011-04-29
ISBN 10: 0300175051
ISBN 13: 9780300175059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Quiet Revolution Book Review:

A probing study of the veil's recent return—from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women—that reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West todayIn Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West?When she began her study, Ahmed assumed that the veil's return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. What she discovered, however, in the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists, and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies' own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women's rights. Ahmed's surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic.Richly insightful, intricately drawn, and passionately argued, this absorbing story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam.

A History of Islam in 21 Women

A History of Islam in 21 Women
Author: Hossein Kamaly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-26
ISBN 10: 1786076322
ISBN 13: 9781786076328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islam in 21 Women Book Review:

Khadija was the first believer, to whom the Prophet Muhammad often turned for advice. At a time when strongmen quickly seized power from any female Muslim ruler, Arwa of Yemen reigned alone for five decades. In nineteenth-century Russia, Mukhlisa Bubi championed the rights of women and girls, and became the first Muslim woman judge in modern history. After the Gestapo took down a Resistance network in Paris, British spy Noor Inayat Khan found herself the only undercover radio operator left in that city. In this unique history, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and achievements of twenty-one extraordinary women in the story of Islam, from the formative days of the religion to the present.

Feminists Islam and Nation

Feminists  Islam  and Nation
Author: Margot Badran
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1996-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781400821433
ISBN 13: 1400821436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminists Islam and Nation Book Review:

The emergence and evolution of Egyptian feminism is an integral, but previously untold, part of the history of modern Egypt. Drawing upon a wide range of women's sources--memoirs, letters, essays, journalistic articles, fiction, treatises, and extensive oral histories--Margot Badran shows how Egyptian women assumed agency and in so doing subverted and refigured the conventional patriarchal order. Unsettling a common claim that "feminism is Western" and dismantling the alleged opposition between feminism and Islam, the book demonstrates how the Egyptian feminist movement in the first half of this century both advanced the nationalist cause and worked within the parameters of Islam.

Pious Fashion

Pious Fashion
Author: Elizabeth Bucar
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN 10: 0674982398
ISBN 13: 9780674982390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pious Fashion Book Review:

For many Westerners, the veil is the ultimate sign of women’s oppression. But Elizabeth Bucar’s take on Muslim women’s clothing is a far cry from this attitude. She invites readers to join her in three Muslim-majority nations as she surveys pious fashion from head to toe and shows how Muslim women approach the question “What to wear?” with style.

Women and Gender in Islam

Women and Gender in Islam
Author: Leila Ahmed
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 0300258178
ISBN 13: 9780300258172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in Islam Book Review:

A classic, pioneering account of the lives of women in Islamic history, republished for a new generation This pioneering study of the social and political lives of Muslim women has shaped a whole generation of scholarship. In it, Leila Ahmed explores the historical roots of contemporary debates, ambitiously surveying Islamic discourse on women from Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded to Iraq during the classical age to Egypt during the modern era. The book is now reissued as a Veritas paperback, with a new foreword by Kecia Ali situating the text in its scholarly context and explaining its enduring influence. “Ahmed’s book is a serious and independent-minded analysis of its subject, the best-informed, most sympathetic and reliable one that exists today.”—Edward W. Said “Destined to become a classic. . . . It gives [Muslim women] back our rightful place, at the center of our histories.”—Rana Kabbani, The Guardian

Muslim Women of Power

Muslim Women of Power
Author: Clinton Bennett
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-12-30
ISBN 10: 0826400876
ISBN 13: 9780826400871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Women of Power Book Review:

An exploration of powerful Muslim women covering issues of gender, culture and politics in Islam.

Women Islam and the State

Women  Islam  and the State
Author: Deniz Kandiyoti
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780877227861
ISBN 13: 0877227861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Islam and the State Book Review:

This collection of original essays examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia. Arguing that Islam is not uniform across Muslim societies and that women's roles in these societies cannot be understood simply by looking at texts and laws. the contributors focus, instead, on the effects of the political projects of states on the lives of women.--provided by publisher.

Politics of Piety

Politics of Piety
Author: Saba Mahmood
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-10-25
ISBN 10: 9781400824564
ISBN 13: 1400824567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of Piety Book Review:

Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as inconsequential to Egypt's political landscape. Saba Mahmood's compelling exposition of these practices challenges this assumption by showing how the ethical and the political are indelibly linked within the context of such movements. Not only is this book a sensitive ethnography of a critical but largely ignored dimension of the Islamic revival, it is also an unflinching critique of the secular-liberal principles by which some people hold such movements to account. The book addresses three central questions: How do movements of moral reform help us rethink the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of women to the patriarchal norms at the core of such movements parochialize key assumptions within feminist theory about freedom, agency, authority, and the human subject? How does a consideration of debates about embodied religious rituals among Islamists and their secular critics help us understand the conceptual relationship between bodily form and political imaginaries? Politics of Piety is essential reading for anyone interested in issues at the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism.

Dramas of Nationhood

Dramas of Nationhood
Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008-05-30
ISBN 10: 9780226001982
ISBN 13: 0226001989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dramas of Nationhood Book Review:

How do people come to think of themselves as part of a nation? Dramas of Nationhood identifies a fantastic cultural form that binds together the Egyptian nation—television serials. These melodramatic programs—like soap operas but more closely tied to political and social issues than their Western counterparts—have been shown on television in Egypt for more than thirty years. In this book, Lila Abu-Lughod examines the shifting politics of these serials and the way their contents both reflect and seek to direct the changing course of Islam, gender relations, and everyday life in this Middle Eastern nation. Representing a decade's worth of research, Dramas of Nationhood makes a case for the importance of studying television to answer larger questions about culture, power, and modern self-fashionings. Abu-Lughod explores the elements of developmentalist ideology and the visions of national progress that once dominated Egyptian television—now experiencing a crisis. She discusses the broadcasts in rich detail, from the generic emotional qualities of TV serials and the depictions of authentic national culture, to the debates inflamed by their deliberate strategies for combating religious extremism.

Writing Women s Worlds

Writing Women s Worlds
Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2008-04-07
ISBN 10: 0520256514
ISBN 13: 9780520256514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Women s Worlds Book Review:

Extrait de la couverture : " In 1978 Lila Abu-Lughod climbed out of a dusty van to meet members of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community. Living in this Egyptian Bedouin settlement for extended periods during the following decade, Abu-Lughod took part in family life, with its moments of humor, affection, and anger. As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography. She explores how the telling of these stories challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women. Writing Women's Worlds is thus at once a vivid set of stories and a study in the politics of representation."

Honor Lost

Honor Lost
Author: Norma Khouri
Publsiher: Beyond Words/Atria Books
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004657950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honor Lost Book Review:

The author relates the tragic story of her best friend, Dalia, who was murdered by her own father for falling in love with a young Catholic man, and speaks out against the ancient practice of honor killing.

Believing Women in Islam

Believing Women in Islam
Author: Asma Barlas
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN 10: 1477315926
ISBN 13: 9781477315927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believing Women in Islam Book Review:

Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer’s reading of the Qur’an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings. Beginning with a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how Muslims came to read inequality and patriarchy into the Qur’an to justify existing religious and social structures and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur’an are a function of who has read it, how, and in what contexts. She goes on to reread the Qur’an’s position on a variety of issues in order to argue that its teachings do not support patriarchy. To the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur’an affirms the complete equality of the sexes, thereby offering an opportunity to theorize radical sexual equality from within the framework of its teachings. This new view takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender, and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture, rather than through Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes. For this revised edition of Believing Women in Islam, Asma Barlas has written two new chapters—“Abraham’s Sacrifice in the Qur’an” and “Secular/Feminism and the Qur’an”—as well as a new preface, an extended discussion of the Qur’an’s “wife-beating” verse and of men’s presumed role as women’s guardians, and other updates throughout the book.

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here  Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Author: Karima Bennoune
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN 10: 0393240657
ISBN 13: 9780393240658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism Book Review:

With a new afterword. “Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading.”—Washington Post In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging a performing arts festival despite bomb attacks. In Senegal, wheelchair-bound Aissatou Cissé produced a comic book to illustrate the injustices faced by disabled women and girls. In Algeria, publisher Omar Belhouchet and his journalists struggled to put out their paper, El Watan (The Nation), the same night that a 1996 jihadist bombing devastated their offices and killed eighteen of their colleagues. In Afghanistan, Young Women for Change took to the streets of Kabul to denounce sexual harassment, undeterred by threats. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Abdirizak Bihi organized a Ramadan basketball tournament among Somali refugees to counter the influence of Al Shabaab. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other. A veteran of twenty years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide.

Baghdad Diaries

Baghdad Diaries
Author: Nuha al-Radi
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307424901
ISBN 13: 9780307424907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baghdad Diaries Book Review:

In this often moving, sometimes wry account of life in Baghdad during the first war on Iraq and in exile in the years following, Iraqi-born, British-educated artist Nuha al-Radi shows us the effects of war on ordinary people. She recounts the day-to-day realities of living in a city under siege, where food has to be consumed or thrown out because there is no way to preserve it, where eventually people cannot sleep until the nightly bombing commences, where packs of stray dogs roam the streets (and provide her own dog Salvi with a harem) and rats invade homes. Through it all, al-Radi works at her art and gathers with neighbors and family for meals and other occasions, happy and sad. In the wake of the war, al-Radi lives in semi-exile, shuttling between Beirut and Amman, travelling to New York, London, Mexico and Yemen. As she suffers the indignities of being an Iraqi in exile, al-Radi immerses us in a way of life constricted by the stress and effects of war and embargoes, giving texture to a reality we have only been able to imagine before now. But what emanates most vibrantly from these diaries is the spirit of endurance and the celebration of the smallest of life’s joys.

Miniskirts Mothers Muslims

Miniskirts  Mothers   Muslims
Author: Christine A. Mallouhi
Publsiher: Monarch Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781854246622
ISBN 13: 1854246623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miniskirts Mothers Muslims Book Review:

For Christians who work with, live with, or minister to Muslims, this startling look at the Muslim world helps explain the whats and whys of the world of Muslim women. Other topics include role models, segregation, restrictions, opportunities, family life, and unwritten rules.

The Fantasy of Feminist History

The Fantasy of Feminist History
Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publsiher: Duke University Press Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-11-11
ISBN 10: 9780822351252
ISBN 13: 0822351250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fantasy of Feminist History Book Review:

In The Fantasy of Feminist History, Joan Wallach Scott argues that feminist perspectives on history are enriched by psychoanalytic concepts, particularly fantasy. Tracing the evolution of her thinking about gender over the course of her career, the pioneering historian explains how her search for ways to more forcefully insist on gender as mutable rather than fixed or stable led her to psychoanalytic theory, which posits sexual difference as an insoluble dilemma. Scott suggests that it is the futile struggle to hold meaning in place that makes gender such an interesting historical object, an object that includes not only regimes of truth about sex and sexuality but also fantasies and transgressions that refuse to be regulated or categorized. Fantasy undermines any notion of psychic immutability or fixed identity, infuses rational motives with desire, and contributes to the actions and events that come to be narrated as history. Questioning the standard parameters of historiography and feminist politics, Scott advocates fantasy as a useful, even necessary, concept for feminist historical analysis.

Veiled Sentiments

Veiled Sentiments
Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0520965981
ISBN 13: 9780520965980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veiled Sentiments Book Review:

First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But Abu-Lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.

We Are Afghan Women

We Are Afghan Women
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1501120506
ISBN 13: 9781501120503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Afghan Women Book Review:

"Chronicles the lives of young and old, daughters and mothers, educated, and those who are still learning. These determined women are defying the odds to lead Afghanistan to a better future. Their stories are a stark reminder that in some corners of the world the struggle continues and that women's progress in society, business, and politics cannot be taken for granted"--Dust jacket flap.