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: 1957

An exploration of powerful Muslim women covering issues of gender, culture and politics in Islam.
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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: 1109

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.
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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.
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Muslim Women in Political Power

Author: Rafi Ullah Shehab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Muslim women

Page: 425

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Collection of articles on the political and social rights of women in Islam, previously published in various national newspapers and journals.
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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: 6344

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."
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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

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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.
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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.
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Der Geruch des Paradieses

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993452

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Als Peri auf dem Weg zu einer Dinnerparty in Istanbul auf offener Straße überfallen wird, fällt ein Foto aus ihrer Handtasche ein Relikt aus ihrer Studienzeit in Oxford. Daraufhin wird sie von der Erinnerung an einen Skandal eingeholt, der ihre Welt für immer aus den Fugen gehoben hat. Elif Shafak verwebt meisterhaft Fragen der Liebe, der Schuld und des Glaubens und erzählt, wie der Kampf zwischen Tradition und Moderne die junge Frau zu zerreißen droht.
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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.
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Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution

Author: Shirin Ebadi

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492975437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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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.
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Dann schlaf auch du

Roman

Author: Leïla Slimani

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641212901

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Der Preis des Glücks Sie wollen das perfekte Paar sein, Kinder und Beruf unter einen Hut bringen, alles irgendwie richtig machen. Und sie finden die ideale Nanny, die ihnen das alles erst möglich macht. Doch wie gut kann man einen fremden Menschen kennen? Und wie sehr kann man ihm vertrauen? Sie haben Glück gehabt, denken sich Myriam und Paul, als sie Louise einstellen - eine Nanny wie aus dem Bilderbuch, die auf ihre beiden kleinen Kinder aufpasst, in der schönen Pariser Altbauwohnung im 10. Arrondissement. Wie mit unsichtbaren Fäden hält Louise die Familie zusammen, ebenso unbemerkt wie mächtig. In wenigen Wochen schon ist sie unentbehrlich geworden. Myriam und Paul ahnen nichts von den Abgründen und von der Verletzlichkeit der Frau, der sie das Kostbarste anvertrauen, das sie besitzen. Von der tiefen Einsamkeit, in der sich die fünfzigjährige Frau zu verlieren droht. Bis eines Tages die Tragödie über die kleine Familie hereinbricht. Ebenso unaufhaltsam wie schrecklich.
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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."
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Talking of power

early writings of Bengali women from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century

Author: Mālinī Bhaṭṭācārya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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A Collection Of Articles Originally Written In Bengali By Bengali Women, Now Translated Into English. Covers A Whole Range Of Social Issues-Social Powerlessness, Participation In Nationalist Protest Against The Partition Of Bengal, Swadeshi Movement, Domestic Management, Women`S Entry Into The Public Domain, Financial Independence, How To Dress Outside The Homes, Changing Perception Of Patriarchy Etc. 16 Papers In All.
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Unterwerfung

Roman

Author: Michel Houellebecq

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832188371

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Es ist vielleicht der umstrittenste Roman des letzten Jahres: ›Unterwerfung‹ handelt vom Zusammenprall der Kulturen und stellt Fragen zum Verhältnis von Orient und Okzident, von Judentum, Islam und Christentum – Fragen, die heute so relevant sind wie nie. Goncourt-Preisträger Michel Houellebecq präsentiert sich als furchtloser Gesellschaftsdenker, der die bestimmenden Spannungsverhältnisse unserer Epoche mit großer Ernsthaftigkeit – und zugleich mit virtuoser Ironie – ausdeutet. Er erzählt in ›Unterwerfung‹ die Geschichte des Literaturwissenschaftlers François. Der Akademiker forscht im Frankreich einer sehr nahen Zukunft zu dem dekadenten Schriftsteller Huysmans, der ihn sein Leben lang fasziniert. Zugleich verfolgt er die Ereignisse um die anstehende Präsidentschaftswahl: Während es dem charismatischen Kandidaten der Bruderschaft der Muslime gelingt, immer mehr Stimmen auf sich zu vereinigen, kommt es in der Hauptstadt zu tumultartigen Ausschreitungen. Als schließlich ein Bürgerkrieg unabwendbar scheint, verlässt François Paris ohne ein bestimmtes Ziel. Es ist der Beginn einer Reise in sein Inneres.
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Women in Muslim Rural Society

Author: Joseph Ginat

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412851769

Category: History

Page: 268

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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.
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Woman in Islamic Shari'ah

Author: Vaḥīduddīn Ḵẖāṉ

Publisher: goodword

ISBN: 8187570318

Category: Women in Islam

Page: 160

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The book tries to clear the notion that to interpret the Islamic concept of woman as, degradation of woman is to distort the actual issue. Islam has never asserted that woman is inferior to man: it has only made the point that woman is differently constituted. The prophet used a parable to explain the delicacy of women s nature, pointing out that they should be treated in accordance with their nature. Their delicate emotional constitution should always be borne in mind.
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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.
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