Examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia


 

Women, Islam and the State

edited by Deniz Kandiyoti

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256 pp
 
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"The most significant theoretical advance in Muslim-world women's studies for years."
Voice Literary Supplement

This collection of original essays examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia. Arguing that Islam is not uniform across Muslim societies and that women’s roles in these societies cannot be understood simply by looking at texts and laws. the contributors focus, instead, on the effects of the political projects of states on the lives of women.


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Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction – Deniz Kandiyoti
2. End of Empire: Islam, Nationalism and Women in Turkey – Deniz Kandiyoti
3. Hazards of Modernity and Morality: Women, State and Ideology in Contemporary Iran – Afsaneh Najmabadi
4. The Convenience of Subservience: Women and the State of Pakistan – Ayesha Jalal
5. The Quest for National Identity: Women, Islam, and the State in Bangladesh – Naila Kubeer
6. Forced Identities: The State, Communalism, Fundamentalism and Women in India – Amritu Cbbacbbi
7. Elite Strategies for State Building: Women, Family, Religion and the State in Iraq and Lebanon – Suad Joseph
8. Competing Agendas: Feminists, Islam and the State in 19th and 20th Century Egypt – Margot Badran
9. The Law, the State and Socialist Policies With Regard to Women: The Case of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen – Maxine Molyneux
Index


 

About the Author(s)

Deniz Kandiyoti was formerly a member of the Social Science Departments of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Bogazici University in Istanbul, and she served as chairperson of the research committee on women and society of the International Sociology Association from 1982 to 1986. She currently resides in England.

Contributors: Margot Badran, Amrita Chhachhi, Ayesha Jalal, Suad Joseph, Naila Kabeer, Maxine Molyneux, Afsaneh Najmabadi, and the editor.


Subject Categories

Women's Studies
Sociology


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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.

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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.

 

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