Self-Determination and Women's Rights in Muslim Societies

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Editors: Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine
Foreword: Jeremy Travis

Series: Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion and Law

Contradicting the views commonly held by Westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examine ideology, practice and reform efforts in the areas of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence against women, inheritance and female circumcision across the Islamic world, illuminating how religious and cultural prescriptions interact with legal norms, affecting change in sometimes surprising ways.

Subject: Gender and Sexuality

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