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Author Okkenhaug, Inger Marie
Title Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East : Two Hundred Years of History
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2005
©2005
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (237 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Justice without Drama: Observations from Gaza City Sharia Court -- 2 From the Army of G-d to the Israeli Armed Forces: An Interaction between Two Cultural Models -- 3 To Give the Boys Energy, Manliness, and Self-command in Temper: The Anglican Male Ideal and St. George's School in Jerusalem, c.1900-40 -- 4 Women Students at the American University of Beirut from the 1920s to the 1940s -- 5 Women's Voluntary Social Welfare Organizations in Egypt -- 6 Nineteenth-century Protestant Missions and Middle Eastern Women: An Overview -- 7 The Paradox of the New Islamic Woman in Turkey -- 8 Visions of Mary in the Middle East: Gender and the Power of a Symbol -- 9 An Army of Women Learning Torah -- 10 Stones and Stories: Engaging with Gender and Complex Emergencies -- 11 Tradition and Change: Afghan Women in an Era of War and Displacement -- 12 Vows, Mediumship and Gender: Women's Votive Meals in Iran -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
The complicated link between women and religion in the Middle East has been a source of debate for centuries, and has special resonance today. Whether religion reinforces female oppression or provides opportunities for women - or a combination of both - depends on time, place and circumstance. This book seeks to contextualize women's roles within their religious traditions rather than through the lens of a dominant culture. Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East crosses boundaries and borders, and will appeal to a global audience. This book provides a comprehensive survey of women in Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle East during the last two centuries. The authors consider women's defined roles within these religious communities, as well as exploring how women themselves develop and apply their own strategies within religious societies. The wide-ranging accounts draw on case studies from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon since 1800. Throughout, the authors challenge our understanding of patriarchy to offer a more nuanced account. Taking a balanced look at the issues of religion, gender and change in the Middle East, this unique interdisciplinary study gives new insight to the theme of women and religion in the Middle East
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Okkenhaug, Inger Marie Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East : Two Hundred Years of History London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2005 9781845201982
Subject Women -- Middle East.;Women -- Islamic countries
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Alt Author Flaskerud, Ingvild
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