Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Practices, interpretations and representations

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Brill, 2003 - Religion - 594 pages
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A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. The Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures is set to become an essential reference work for students and researchers in the fields of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as scholars of religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.

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Contents

Composers
4
Dance Expression and Ritual
13
Film Directors and Film Stars
30
Folk Dancers and Folk Singers
41
Performers and Performing Groups v
64
Poets and Poetry
77
Popular Culture
96
Remembrances and Narrations
113
Preaching and Women Preachers
335
Prophecy and Women Prophets
351
Waqf
372
Zakdt Almsgiving and Other Charitable Practices
391
Afterlife Stories
400
Dream Literature
406
Fiction Modern
421
Film
429

Storytellers and Raconteurs
125
Sung Praise Poetry
135
Visual Arts and Artists
153
Women Journalists and Womens Press
174
World Music
188
Critiques of the Impact of the Emergence of Islam on Women
196
Islam and Modernities
209
Jewish and Muslim Sources Discourses and Interactions
216
Saints and Sacred Geographies
223
Use by Women
233
Modern Interpretations
249
Quran and Early Tafsir
266
V
272
Conversion
285
Obedience and Disobedience in Islamic Discourses
309
Pilgrimage
318
Humorous Depictions
437
Legends Epics and Performance West Africa Marloes Janson
450
Music
457
Muslim Women and Gender in the Colonial Imagination
466
Poetry Modern
475
Poetry and Prose Premodern
484
Print Broadcast and Electronic Media
503
Proverbs Adages and Riddles
517
Quran
529
Sufi Literature
535
Sufi Women Early Period SeventhTenth Centuries
541
Visual Arts
547
The Wiles of Women Literature
556
Subject Index
580
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Joseph is professor anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

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