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  • Women in Islamby Terence Lovat

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 134.77

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Islamic Threatby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation,... 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...

  • Questioning the Veilby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 14.95 US$ 11.96

    Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly choosing to wear the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the Veil examines... more...

  • Islam Dot Comby Mohammed el-Nawawy; Sahar Khamis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites. In doing so, it explores the potential impact of the Islamic public sphere, and the re-configuration of the 'virtual umma' (Islamic community) online, on the creation of multiple identities and resistances, which manifest themselves... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    Minority rights in the Middle East are subject to different legal regimes: national law and international law, as well as Islamic law. This book investigates the treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in the region both from a historical and contemporary perspective, before addressing three case studies: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. more...

  • Europe's Angry Muslimsby Robert Leiken

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Covering eight countries and thirty cities, but focusing on Britain and France, Europe's Angry Muslims provides an authoritative and engaging account of how Islam came to 20th century Europe and altered the continent's cultural, political, and security landscape. This balanced book combines first-hand reporting, based on interviews of former radicals,... more...

  • A Peaceful Jihadby Ronald Lukens-Bull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    This book is an examination of how Muslims in Java, Indonesia, are using education and other arenas to negotiate both modernity and tradition in the contexts of nation-building, globalization, and a supposed clash of civilizations. more...