Western Representations of the Muslim Woman

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman

How is the Muslim woman represented in medieval European literature? What is
her significance in the European imagination when she first appears? It is not
possible to address these questions today without beginning in the negative, ...

Author: Mohja Kahf

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292779761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the "termagant" became an "odalisque" in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Production of the Muslim Woman

The Production of the Muslim Woman

The author investigates the configurations of power implicated in the production of the discourses on the 'muslim woman' in the West and North Africa.

Author: Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739110780

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).
Categories: Literary Criticism

The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal 1876 1939

The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal  1876 1939

This highly interesting book studies the cultural context of modernisation of middle-class Muslim women in late 19th and 20th century Bengal.

Author: S N Amin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004106421

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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This highly interesting book studies the cultural context of modernisation of middle-class Muslim women in late 19th and 20th century Bengal. Its frames of reference are the Bengal 'Awakening', the Reform Movements - Brahmo/Hindu and Muslim - and the Women's Question as articulated in material and ideological terms throughout the period. Tracing the emergence of the modern Muslim gentlewomen, the bhadramahila, starting in 1876 when Nawab Faizunnesa Chaudhurani published her first book and ending with the foundation in 1939 of The Lady Brabourne College, the book gives an excellent analysis of the rise of a Muslim woman's public sphere and broadens our knowledge of Bengali social history in the colonial period.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim Women in Town

Muslim Women in Town

Author: Catherine M. Coles

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89095270062

Category: Hausa (African people)

Page: 1080

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Categories: Hausa (African people)

Shattering the Stereotypes

Shattering the Stereotypes

Presents a collection of essays, periodical articles, plays, poems, and short fiction pieces written by Muslim scholars and artists, which depict the diverse roles and experiences of Muslim women in society.

Author: Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002999143

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 338

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Presents a collection of essays, periodical articles, plays, poems, and short fiction pieces written by Muslim scholars and artists, which depict the diverse roles and experiences of Muslim women in society.
Categories: Literary Collections

Muslim Women in America

Muslim Women in America

A final chapter asks whether 9/11 will prove to have been a watershed moment for Muslim women in America. This groundbreaking work presents the diversity of Muslim American women and demonstrates the complexity of the issues.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039556

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The treatment and role of women are among the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam. The rights of Muslim women have become part of the Western political agenda, often perpetuating a stereotype of universal oppression. 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. In their public and private lives, Muslim women are actively negotiating what it means to be a woman and a Muslim in an American context. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore offer a much-needed survey of the situation of Muslim American women, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western diaspora. Centering on Muslims in America, the book investigates Muslim attempts to form a new "American" Islam. Such specific issues as dress, marriage, childrearing, conversion, and workplace discrimination are addressed. The authors also look at the ways in which American Muslim women have tried to create new paradigms of Islamic womanhood and are reinterpreting the traditions apart from the males who control the mosque institutions. A final chapter asks whether 9/11 will prove to have been a watershed moment for Muslim women in America. This groundbreaking work presents the diversity of Muslim American women and demonstrates the complexity of the issues. Impeccably researched and accessible, it broadens our understanding of Islam in the West and encourages further exploration into how Muslim women are shaping the future of American Islam.
Categories: Religion

Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil

A heart-wrenching and perplexing look at the dark world of Muslim women.

Author: Phil Parshall

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830856961

Category: Religion

Page: 283

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A heart-wrenching and perplexing look at the dark world of Muslim women.
Categories: Religion

Challenging Identities

Challenging Identities

Challenging Identities questions the assumption of incompatible 'Australian values' and 'Islamic values', and provides valuable first-person accounts from the lives of Muslim women in Australia."--Publisher description.

Author: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 9780522857160

Category: Muslim women

Page: 196

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"Muslim women in Australia are at the forefront of a culture war, and not necessarily by choice. As visible representatives of Islam, veiled women face discrimination and abuse, and carry the stigma of a culture frequently deemed unacceptable and inferior. Despite these adverse conditions, Muslim women have demonstrated a remarkable resilience by maintaining their presence in the public domain and by continuing to make a positive contribution to Australia. The experiences of Muslim women in Australia cannot be typecast as a sisterhood of oppressed females. Challenging Identities questions the assumption of incompatible 'Australian values' and 'Islamic values', and provides valuable first-person accounts from the lives of Muslim women in Australia."--Publisher description.
Categories: Muslim women

The Muslim Woman

The Muslim Woman

Author: Muslim Sisters Organisation of Nigeria

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043262281

Category: Muslim women

Page: 148

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Categories: Muslim women

A Muslim Woman in Tito s Yugoslavia

A Muslim Woman in Tito s Yugoslavia

Born in a small river town in the largely Muslim province of Sandzak, Munevera Hadzisehovic grew up in an area sandwiched between the Orthodox Christian regions of Montenegro and Serbia, cut off from other Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Author: Munevera Hadžišehović

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

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Born in a small river town in the largely Muslim province of Sandzak, Munevera Hadzisehovic grew up in an area sandwiched between the Orthodox Christian regions of Montenegro and Serbia, cut off from other Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her story takes her reader from the urban culture of the early 1930s through the massacres World War II and the repression of the early Communist regime to the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It sheds light on the history of Yugoslavia from the interwar Kingdom to the breakup of the socialist state. In poignant and vivid detail, Hadzisehovic paints a picture not only of her own life but of the lives of other Muslims, especially women, in an era and an area of great change. Readers are given a loving yet accurate portrait of Muslim customs pertaining to the household, gardens, food, and dating—in short of everyday life. Hadzisehovic writes from the inside out, starting with her emotions and experiences, then moving outward to the facts that concern those interested in this region: the role of the Ustashe, Chetnicks, and Germans in World War II, the attitude of Serb-dominated Yugoslavia toward Muslims, and the tragic state of ethnic relations that led to war again in the 1990s. Some of Hadzisehovic's experiences and many of her views may be controversial. She speaks of Muslim women's reluctance to give up the veil, the disadvantages of mixed marriages, and the problems caused by Serb and Croat nationalists. Her benign view of Italian occupation is in stark contrast to her depiction of bloodthirsty Chetnik irregulars. Her analysis of Belgrade's Muslims suggests that class differences were just as important as religious affiliation. In this personal, yet universal story, Hadzisehovic mourns the loss of two worlds—the orderly Muslim world of her childhood and the secular, multi-ethnic world of communist Yugoslavia.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rural Muslim Women

Rural Muslim Women

The book also highlights some of the plicy implications of major findings of the study. With its original data and fresh theoretical perspective the book will serve the interest of social scientists, policy makers and women activists.

Author: Sekh Rahim Mondal

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8172111592

Category: Kawakhali (India)

Page: 126

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Admittedly women's perspectives are not much reflected in the discourse and agenda development planning and interventions. Due to lack of research there is tremendous scarcity of information about social condition of women among various Indian communities. This book is solely devoted to examine the social situation of Muslim Women of India in general and the state of West Bengal in particular. The situation of Muslim women of West Bengal, specially of Northern region of this State has been described in details. The present study seeks to explore: Role and status of Muslim women as well as their problems and prospects, Quality of Socio-economic life of the Muslilm women and the extent of changes that have occured among them, and Problems the Muslim women face towards their empowerment under contemporary changing world order. The book also highlights some of the plicy implications of major findings of the study. With its original data and fresh theoretical perspective the book will serve the interest of social scientists, policy makers and women activists.
Categories: Kawakhali (India)

The Muslim Woman s and Muslim Man s Dress

The Muslim Woman s and Muslim Man s Dress

This booklet provides an overview of the practical, moral, social and legal dimensions of basic Islamic dress.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117469795

Category: Islamic clothing and dress

Page: 16

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This booklet provides an overview of the practical, moral, social and legal dimensions of basic Islamic dress.
Categories: Islamic clothing and dress

Educating Muslim Women

Educating Muslim Women

This book, richly illustrated with maps and photographs, recounts Asma'u's upbringing and critical junctures in her life from several sources, mostly unpublished: her own firsthand experiences presented in her writings, the accounts of ...

Author: Beverley Mack

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781847740618

Category: History

Page: 240

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Nana Asma'u was a devout, learned Muslim who was able to observe, record, interpret, and influence the major public events that happened around her. Daughters are still named after her, her poems still move people profoundly, and the memory of her remains a vital source of inspiration and hope. Her example as an educator is still followed: the system she set up in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, for the education of rural women, has not only survived in its homeland—through the traumas of the colonization of West Africa and the establishment of the modern state of Nigeria—but is also being revived and adapted elsewhere, notably among Muslim women in the United States. This book, richly illustrated with maps and photographs, recounts Asma'u's upbringing and critical junctures in her life from several sources, mostly unpublished: her own firsthand experiences presented in her writings, the accounts of contemporaries who witnessed her endeavors, and the memoirs of European travelers. For the account of her legacy the authors have depended on extensive field studies in Nigeria, and documents pertaining to the efforts of women in Nigeria and the United States, to develop a collective voice and establish their rights as women and Muslims in today's societies. Beverley Mack is an associate professor of African studies at the University of Kansas. She is co-editor (with Catherine Coles) of Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century and co-author (with Jean Boyd) of The Collected Works of Nana Asma'u, 1793–1864 and One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u Scholar and Scribe. Jean Boyd is former principal research fellow of the Sokoto History Bureau and research associate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She is the author
Categories: History

Expectations from the Muslim Woman

Expectations from the Muslim Woman

Thus it is sufficient for any intellectual woman to read a book about Fatima ( or
about other distinguished Islamic women , like Khadija or Zaynab ) to know these
figures and compare them with figures who are introduced in the name of ...

Author: ʻAlī Sharīʻatī

Publisher: Kazi Publications Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040745781

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Categories: Religion

A God Who Hates

A God Who Hates

She also knows that it's a battle radical Islam will lose. Condemned by some and praised by others for speaking out, Sultan wants everyone to understand the danger posed by A God Who Hates.

Author: Wafa Sultan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429984538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From the front page of The New York Times to YouTube, Dr. Wafa Sultan has become a force radical Islam has to reckon with. For the first time, she tells her story and what she learned, first-hand, about radical Islam in A God Who Hates, a passionate memoir by an outspoken Arabic woman that is also a cautionary tale for the West. She grew up in Syria in a culture ruled by a god who hates women. "How can such a culture be anything but barbarous?", Sultan asks. "It can't", she concludes "because any culture that hates its women can't love anything else." She believes that the god who hates is waging a battle between modernity and barbarism, not a battle between religions. She also knows that it's a battle radical Islam will lose. Condemned by some and praised by others for speaking out, Sultan wants everyone to understand the danger posed by A God Who Hates.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Muslim Women

Muslim Women

This Volume includes papers presented by prominent contributors at a seminar, MUSLIM WOMEN : Problems and Prospects, held at the Aligarh Muslim University Women's College in 1990 and covers a wide range of subjects, such as legal nutrition, ...

Author: Zakia A. Siddiqi

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8185880042

Category: Muslim women

Page: 158

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Despite the fact that Muslim Women are among the most backward sections of Indian Society, they have not received adequate attention of the Government, social workers and academicians. Lack of education, poverty, economic dependency and ignorance of their rights have made them more vulnerable to exploitation. There is, therefore, an acute need to undertake researchers in order to identity problems specific to Muslim women and delineate the causes of their backwardness. This Volume includes papers presented by prominent contributors at a seminar, MUSLIM WOMEN : Problems and Prospects, held at the Aligarh Muslim University Women's College in 1990 and covers a wide range of subjects, such as legal nutrition, employment prospects, education, politics and role of media.
Categories: Muslim women