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The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

Edited by: Justine Howe

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815367772
eBook ISBN: 9781351256568
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351256568
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Book description

Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts:

  • Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts
  • Sex, sexuality, and gender difference
  • Gendered piety and authority
  • Political and religious displacements
  • Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity
  • Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families
  • Representation, commodification, and popular culture

These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur?an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media.

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Classical Qurʾanic exegesis and women Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sex and marriage in early Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Islamic gender ethics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Muslima theology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gender and the study of Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Applying gender and queer theory to pre-modern sources  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Intersex in Islamic medicine, law, and activism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sexuality and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mixité, gender difference, and the politics of Islam in France after the headscarf ban Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gendering the divine Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gender and the Karbala Paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The stabilization of gender in zakat Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Muslim chaplaincy and female religious authority in North America Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Malama Ta Ce!  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gender, Muslims, Islam, and colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Islam and gender on the Swahili coast of East Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mujahidin, mujahidat Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Modelling exile Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Transgressing the boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Women and Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The emergence of women’s scholarship in Damascus during the late 20th century Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Human rights, gender, and the state Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Two ‘quiet’ reproductive revolutions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Aging and the elderly Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Domestic violence and US Muslim communities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  #VoiceOut Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Hijab, Islamic fashion, and modest clothing Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Constructing the ‘Muslim woman’ in advertising Download PDF
Chapter  29:  French Muslim women’s clothes Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Female filmmakers and Muslim women in cinema Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gender, race, and American Islamophobia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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