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Islamic sociology

  • Female Personalities in the Qur'an and Sunnaby Rawand Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book investigates the manner in which the Qur?an and sunna depict female personalities in their narrative literature. Providing a comprehensive study of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur?an, the book is selective in the personalities of the sunna, examining the three prominent women of ahl al-bayt ; Khadija, Fatima, and... more...

  • Animals in Islamic Traditions and Muslim Culturesby Richard Foltz

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    This book, the first of its kind, surveys Islamic and Muslim attitudes towards animals, and human responsibilities towards them, through Islam's philosophy, literature, mysticism and art. more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    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, Religion and Culture in Iranby Sarah Ansari; Vanessa Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979. more...

  • Geschlechtergerechtigkeit durch Demokratisierung?by Susanne Schröter

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.78

    Das Buch hinterfragt die These, dass Demokratisierungen in der islamischen Welt per se zu Geschlechtergerechtigkeit führen, und zeigt, welche politischen, religiösen und kulturellen Faktoren bei Transformationen von Geschlechterordnungen bedeutsam werden. Dabei werden die arabischen Staaten, in denen die »Arabellion« erfolgreich war (Ägypten, Tunesien),... more...

  • Womens Islamby Kamalkhani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Gender and Power in Indonesian Islamby Bianca J. Smith; Mark Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By considering these distinct but related Muslim gender... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    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...

  • Europe's Angry Muslimsby Robert Leiken

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Bombings in London, riots in Paris, terrorists in Germany, fury over mosques, veils and cartoons--such headlines underscore the tensions between Muslims and their European hosts. Did too much immigration, or too little integration, produce Muslim second-generation anger? Is that rage imported or spawned inside Europe itself? What do the conflicts between... more...

  • Women in Islamby Terence Lovat

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The role of women in Islamic societies, not to mention in the religion itself, is a defining issue. It is also one that remains resistant to universal dogma, with a wide range of responses to women's social roles across the Islamic world. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this volume has assembled the latest research on the issue, which... more...