Muslim Women of Power

Gender, Politics and Culture in Islam

Author: Clinton Bennett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826400876

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 9362

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

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

View: 4805

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.

Women of Power

Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide

Author: Torild Skard

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447315804

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 7366

This unique book presents all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, through a series of fascinating case studies that discuss the motives, achievements and life stories of these women of power.

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

View: 900

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.

Shari?a Councils and Muslim Women in Britain

Rethinking the Role of Power and Authority

Author: Tanya Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004316089

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 573

In Shari a Councils and Muslim Women in Britain Tanya Walker draws on extensive fieldwork to radically reshape the public understanding of the Shari a councils and the motivations of Muslim women who use them."

Die Gabe


Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121985X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2520

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.

Muslim Women in Britain

De-mystifying the Muslimah

Author: Sariya Contractor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415669960

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 5409

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.

Fern von Medina

Author: Assia Djebar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293200883


Page: 395

View: 4685


Women in Muslim Rural Society

Author: Joseph Ginat

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412851769

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 4795

This study reassesses several accepted truths about Arab village society. It shows first that one cannot speak about the position of women in general, because there is a great difference among women depending on the structure of their households and relationships. Women whose work contributes to the family's income, who have been able to acquire property, who exert control over their sons, and who have the quickness of mind to exploit suitable opportunities, often have their way in the economic and political affairs of their households and beyond. Ginat's analysis of marriage patterns dispels the common notion that men customarily seek the hand of their father's brother's daughter, and that this type of marriage illustrates a principle of endogamy in Arab village society. After carefully examining the numerous reasons for each marriage, he concludes that a combination of material and political considerations of the families involved, and not stated norms, determines the choice of spouses. The author clarifies the notion of honor, which hitherto has been used to explain so many things in Arab society. In Arab societies a man's honor often seems to depend on the reputation of his women. Now it appears that his honor is gauged not by the actual sexual comportment of women for whom he is morally responsible, but by public attitudes towards that sexuality. Ginat's analysis adds to our understanding of some central themes in Arab society. He provides valuable and complete information about aspects of family life that have rarely been covered in such detail.

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

View: 1859

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."

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution

Author: Shirin Ebadi

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492975437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 384

Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.


The Arab Debate on Women at Work

Author: Nadia Hijab

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521269926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 9933

Relevant political and economic developments from specific countries explain the reasons for the slow and uneven progress of social change with respect to the position of women in the modern Arab world.

Woman of Power

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

View: 7604


Ten Queens

Portraits of Women of Power

Author: Milton Meltzer

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

View: 1673

Presents essays about ten queens including Esther and Catherine the Great, describing their personal and political natures while explaining how they ruled in their own right, for good or ill, independently of their husbands.