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    DescriptionThe treatment and role of women is one of the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam. In this volume, three respected scholars of Islam survey the situation of women in Islam, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western diaspora. It offers an overview of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad on gender, analyzes the ways in which the West has historically viewed Muslim women, and examines how the Muslim world has changed in response to Western critiques. The volume then centers on the Muslim experience in America, examining Muslim American analyses of gender, Muslim attempts to form a new "American" Islam, and the legal issues surrounding equal rights for Muslim females. Such specific issues as dress, marriage, child custody, and asylum are addressed. It also looks 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.


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    Title
    Muslim Women in America
    Subtitle
    The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, By (author) Jane I. Smith, By (author) Kathleen M. Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199793341
    ISBN 10: 0199793344
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2, HRH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: BP
    DC22: 305.48
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000, REL105000
    DC23: 305.486970973
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JBSR, QRP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University. Jane I. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Divinity and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School. Kathleen M. Moore is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements ; Preface ; 1 Setting the Scene ; 2 Persistent Stereotypes ; 3 Embracing Islam ; 4 Practices of the Faith ; 5 Gender and the Family ; 6 Muslim Women in the Crucible ; 7 Claiming Public Space ; 8 Competing Discourses ; Glossary ; Sources ; Index