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Title Beyond the exotic : women's histories in Islamic societies / edited by Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2005


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 MELB  305.48697 Son/Bte  AVAILABLE
Description xxxviii, 522 pages ; 24 cm
Series Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Contents History then, history now : the role of medieval Islamic religio-political sources in shaping the modern debate on gender / Denise A. Spellberg -- The Qur'an and history / Barbara Freyer Stowasser -- Muslim women : public authority, scriptures, and "Islamic law" / Haifaa Khalafallah -- Gendered sources in ethnohistorical research : the study of emigration from a Lebanese village / Patricia Mihaly Nabti -- Individualism and political modernity : devout Catholic women in Aleppo and Lebanon between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries / Bernard Heyberger -- Women, patronage, and charity in Ottoman Istanbul / Fariba Zarinebaf -- Consciousness of self / Randi Deguilhem -- Sources for the study of slave women and concubines in Ottoman Egypt / Nelly Hanna -- Thoughts on women and slavery in the Ottoman era and historical sources / Madeline Zilfi -- Observations on the use of sharia court records as a source of social history / Ramadan al-Khowli -- Mahkama records as a source for women's history / Fatima Zohra Guechi -- And God knows best : the fatwa as a source for the history of gender in the Arab world / Judith E. Tucker -- Gender violence in Ottoman law / Elyse Semerdjian -- Mixed and other courts / Amira El-Azhary Sonbol -- Islamic personal law in American courts / Richard Freeland -- Learning gendered modernity / Lisa Pollard -- The use of textbooks as a source of history for women / Mona Russell -- Sources on the education of Ottoman women in the prime ministerial Ottoman archive for the period of reforms in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Selçuk Aks̲in Somel -- The history of the discourses on gender and Islamism in contemporary Egypt (1980-1990) / Mervat F. Hatem -- Female patronage of Mamluk architecture in Cairo / Howayda al-Harithy -- Islamic art as a source for the study of women in premodern societies / Sheila S. Blair -- Discerning the hand-of-Fatima : an iconological investigation of the role of gender in religious art / Diane Apostolos-Cappadona -- Oral traditions as a source for the study of Muslim women / Valerie J. Hoffman -- Political science without clothes : the politics of dress, or, contesting the spatiality of the state in Egypt / Mamoun Fandy. ¹
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-500) and index
Subject Muslim women -- Historiography.
Women -- Islamic countries -- Historiography.
Muslim women -- Social conditions.
Women -- Islamic countries -- Social conditions.
Author Sonbol, Amira El Azhary.
LC no. 2004025983
ISBN 0815630557 paperback alkaline paper