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  • Medicines of the Soulby Fedwa Malti-Douglas

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. more...

  • Minority Rights in the Middle Eastby Joshua Castellino; Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 124.99

    Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a... more...

  • Muslims in the enlarged Europeby B. Marechal

    BRILL 2003; US$ 255.00

    Based on extensive bibliographical research, field studies and specific contributions of scholars, this volume provides a useful overall review of the presence of Islam in Europe. more...

  • Politics of Pietyby Saba Mahmood

    Princeton University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as... more...

  • Raise Your Voices and Kill Your Animalsby G.C. van de Bruinhorst

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.90

    "Raise Your Voices and Kill Your Animals" is an anthropological study in which G.C. van de Bruinhorst explores the relationship between Islamic texts and ritual behaviour as illustrated in the annual Sacrificial Feast in Tanzania. more...

  • Women Under Islamby Christina Jones-Pauly; Abir Dajani Tuqan

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    How Islam treats women is one of the most hotly contested questions of our times. Islamic law is often misrepresented as a single monolithic concept, rather than a collection of different interpretations and practices. To move the debate on Islamic law and gender forward, it is necessary to establish how Islamic law actually operates. This groundbreaking... more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99

    Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of ?us? vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies... more...

  • Women in Islamby Terence Lovat

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    This dizzying array of reflections on the social roles of Muslim women provides a multifaceted perspective on an issue of continuing controversy, collating key research from around the world into contemporary as well as historical aspects of the theme. more...

  • The Alevis in Turkeyby David Shankland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic group, the Alevis have no established doctrine. This... more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 15.00

    Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities.... more...