Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781611682809 Published July 2012
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781611682793 Published July 2012

Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies

Edited by Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine

Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies

Edited by Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

358 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781611682809 Published July 2012
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781611682793 Published July 2012
Contradicting the views commonly held by westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examine ideology, practice, and reform efforts in the areas of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence against women, inheritance, and female circumcision across the Islamic world, illuminating how religious and cultural prescriptions interact with legal norms, affecting change in sometimes surprising ways.
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