New Spaces and Old Frontiers

New Spaces and Old Frontiers : Women, Social Space, and Islamization in Sudan

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Salma Nageeb's book provides case studies and analysis of the lives of four Muslim women living in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Nageeb examines how these women negotiate their social space, locating their daily struggles within the increasingly rigid Islamic practice in Sudan. The women express resistance and cultural accommodation in different ways: while some choose to instrumentalize state and religious rules and rhetoric for their own aims, others stretch the boundaries with gentle persistence. These case studies provide a unique dimension to Nageeb's important sociological and social anthropological analysis of everyday life in the context of globalization and 'Islamization.'show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 22mm | 458.14g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739105965
  • 9780739105962

About Salma Ahmed Nageeb

Salma Ahmed Nageeb is a research fellow at the Sociology of Development Research Centre, University of Bielefeld, more

Review quote

This book comes highly reommended for all scholars of the women in Africa and the Islamic world. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online Nageeb's work breaks new scholarly ground. Providing innovative case studies of women in men's space, such as in the mosque or market, she offers a fresh analysis of gender in Sudanese Muslim society. -- Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Rhode Island College; author of Ethics and Anthropologyshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Defining New Spaces in Sudan Chapter 2 Islamization: Defining New Spaces for Sudan Chapter 3 Social Space, Gender Order, and Women's Everyday Life Part 4 Life Stories Chapter 5 Amel Chapter 6 Dalia Chapter 7 Nana Chapter 8 Hiba Part 9 Old Frontiers Chapter 10 Focusing on Social Spaces Chapter 11 New Spaces and Old Frontiers Part 12 Glossary of Sudanes-Arabic Termsshow more