2 thoughts on “Islam, Gender, and Social Change

  1. Another great book among many discussing Islam and gender; the fact that they discussed social change simultaneously (and as an obvious goal- since perhaps many sociological or anthropological books about culture seem to look at social change) lends great depth to their conclusions and stories. Since the Islamic world, and Muslim majority countries are so diverse and widespread I would have liked to see more countries written about; however, that would result in a very large volume.
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  2. The essays in this book detangle any notions of the tradition-modernity divide and showcase how gender relations in Muslim societies are about class, political and economic power as much as they are about religious faith and identity. Some essays also highlight the conflicting roles played by both the state and Islamist (usually oppositional) parties.

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