Women in Muslim Societies: Diversity Within Unity

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Herbert L. Bodman, Nayereh Esfahlani Tohidi
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998 - Social Science - 311 pages
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Authors from a variety of disciplines assess the issues facing women in Muslim societies not only in the Middle East but also in Africa and Asia. They stress the importance of historical context, local customs and policies in defining the status of Muslim women, and examine how women are coping with challenges such as modernity and conservative reaction.
 

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Contents

Veils and Laws in Tunisia
63
Power Ideology and Womens Consciousness
83
Muslim Women in Syria
101
in the Transformation of Yemen
119
Women Islam
137
Women and Ideology
163
Living the Heritage of a Unique Past
187
The Contest over Gender
205
Modern Choices
229
A Minority Within a Minority
251
CONCLUSION
268
The Issues at Hand
277
About the Contributors
295
About the Book
311
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