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Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives

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In an age when Western feminism is continuously undergoing redefinition, the struggles of women in Muslim countries are often overlooked.

This volume illustrates how women in Islamic societies have become more actively involved not only in learning their rights under the sharia (Islamic law) but in re-reading this law to improve their status and gain increased equality and freedom.

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Feminism and Islam

Surveying Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Arab societies in general, the essays in feminism and Islam focus on such subjects as crimes of honour and the construction of gender in Arab societies; law and the desire for social control; women and entrepreneurship; family legislation; and the political strategies of feminists in the Islamic world.

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