Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space
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by Suad Joseph,Afsaneh Najmabadi

  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 9789004128200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
Family, Body, Sexuality And Health

by Suad Joseph,Afsāna Naǧmābādī

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9004128190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Family, Body, Sexuality and Health is Volume III of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. In almost 200 well written entries it covers the broad field of family, body, sexuality and health and Islamic cultures.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space
A Book

by Suad Joseph,Afsaneh Najmabadi

  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.

Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India

Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India
The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness

by Ruby Lal

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-02-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139852019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this engaging and eloquent history, Ruby Lal traces the becoming of nineteenth-century Indian women through a critique of narratives of linear transition from girlhood to womanhood. In the north Indian patriarchal environment, women's lives were dominated by the expectations of the male universal, articulated most clearly in household chores and domestic duties. The author argues that girls and women in the early nineteenth century experienced freedoms, eroticism, adventurousness and playfulness, even within restrictive circumstances. Although women in the colonial world of the later nineteenth century remained agential figures, their activities came to be constrained by more firmly entrenched domestic norms. Lal skillfully marks the subtle and complex alterations in the multifaceted female subject in a variety of nineteenth-century discourses, elaborated in four different sites - forest, school, household, and rooftops.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
A Book

by Geoffrey J. Roper

  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.

Heritage Under Pressure – Threats and Solution

Heritage Under Pressure – Threats and Solution
Studies of Agency and Soft Power in the Historic Environment

by Michael Dawson,Edward James,Mike Nevell

  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release : 2019-09-20
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1789252490
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heritage under Pressure examines the relationship between the political perspective of the UK government on 'soft power' and the globalising effect of projects carried out by archaeologists and heritage professionals working in the historic environment. It exemplifies the nature of professional engagement and the role of the profession in working towards a theory of practice based on the integrity of data, the recovery and communication of information, and the application of data in real world situations. Individual papers raise complex and challenging issues, such as commemoration, identity, and political intervention. A further aim of the volume is to illustrate the role of professionals adhering to standards forged in the UK, in the context of world heritage under pressure. Papers also contribute to the emerging agenda developing as a result of the re-orientation of the UK following the Brexit vote, at once emphasising the global aspiration of the Uk’s professional archaeological body – the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists – in relation to the global reach of UK academic practice. By implication the volume also addresses the relationship between professional practice and academic endeavour. The volume as a whole contributes to the emerging debate on the authorised heritage discourse and provides an agenda for the future of the profession.

Women in the Mosque

Women in the Mosque
A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

by Marion Katz

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2014-09-23
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0231162669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Juxtaposing Muslim scholarsÕ debates over womenÕs attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of womenÕs activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the centuries legal scholarsÕ arguments have often reacted to rather than dictated Muslim womenÕs behavior. Tracing Sunni legal positions on women in mosques from the second century of the Islamic calendar to the modern period, this volume connects shifts in scholarly terminology and argumentation to changing constructions of gender. Over time, assumptions about womenÕs changing behavioral norms over different stages of the lifecycle gave way to a global preoccupation with sexual temptation, which then became the central rationale for limits on womenÕs mosque access. At the same time, travel narratives, biographical dictionaries, and religious polemics document patterns suggesting that womenÕs usage of mosque space often diverged in both timing and content from the ritual models constructed by scholars. This book demonstrates both the concrete social and political implications of Islamic legal discourse and the autonomy of womenÕs mosque-based activities. It also examines womenÕs mosque access as a trope in Western travelersÕ narratives and the evolving significance of womenÕs mosque attendance among different Islamic currents in the twentieth century.

Arab Family Studies

Arab Family Studies
Critical Reviews

by Suad Joseph

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2018-07-10
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN : 0815654243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Family remains the most powerful social idiom and one of the most powerful social structures throughout the Arab world. To engender love of nation among its citizens, national movements portray the nation as a family. To motivate loyalty, political leaders frame themselves as fathers, mothers, brothers, or sisters to their clients, parties, or the citizenry. To stimulate production, economic actors evoke the sense of duty and mutual commitment of family obligation. To sanctify their edicts, clerics wrap religion in the moralities of family and family in the moralities of religion. Social and political movements, from the most secular to the most religious, pull on the tender strings of family love to recruit and bind their members to each other. To call someone family is to offer them almost the highest possible intimacy, loyalty, rights, reciprocities, and dignity. In recognizing the significance of the concept of family, this state-of-the-art literature review captures the major theories, methods, and case studies carried out on Arab families over the past century. The book offers a country-by-country critical assessment of the available scholarship on Arab families. Sixteen chapters focus on specific countries or groups of countries; seven chapters offer examinations of the literature on key topical issues. Joseph’s volume provides an indispensable resource to researchers and students, and advances Arab family studies as a critical independent field of scholarship.

Invisibility in African Displacements

Invisibility in African Displacements
From Structural Marginalization to Strategies of Avoidance

by Jesper Bjarnesen,Simon Turner

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1786999188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African migrants have become increasingly demonised in public debate and political rhetoric. There is much speculation about the incentives and trajectories of Africans on the move, and often these speculations are implicitly or overtly geared towards discouraging and policing their movements. What is rarely understood or scrutinised however, are the intricate ways in which African migrants are marginalised and excluded from public discourse; not only in Europe but in migrant-receiving contexts across the globe. Invisibility in African Displacements offers a series of case studies that explore these dynamics. What tends to be either ignored or demonised in public debates on African migration are the deliberate strategies of avoidance or assimilation that migrants make use of to gain access to the destinations or opportunities they seek, or to remain below the radar of restrictive governance regimes. This books offers fine-grained analysis of the ways in which African migrants negotiate structural and strategic invisibilities, adding innovative approaches to our understanding of both migrant vulnerabilities and resilience.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10
China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability

by Ray C. Anderson,Sam Geall,Jingjing Liu,Sony Pellissery,E. N. Anderson,Joel R. Campbell,Joanna I. Lewis,Muhammad Aurang Zeb Mughal,Mark Wilson

  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 1933782722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability provides unprecedented analyses by regional experts and scholars elsewhere in the world on China, India, and their neighbors. Despite growing demands internally on their natural resources (China and India alone are home to more than one-third of the world's population), the expanding global economic influence of this region makes these countries vital players in a sustainable future for all citizens of the Earth. Regional coverage includes topics such as business and commerce, environmental and corporate law, and lifestyles and values.

Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt

Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt
A Book

by Heidi Morrison

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-10-07
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1137432780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the transformations of Egyptian childhoods that occurred across gender, class, and rural/urban divides. It also questions the role of nostalgia and representation of childhood in illuminating key underlying political, social, and cultural developments in Egypt.

Pyramids and Nightclubs

Pyramids and Nightclubs
A Travel Ethnography of Arab and Western Imaginations of Egypt, from King Tut and a Colony of Atlantis to Rumors of Sex Orgies, Urban Legends about a Marauding Prince, and Blonde Belly Dancers

by L. L. Wynn

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0292774095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Living in Egypt at the turn of the millennium, cultural anthropologist L. L. Wynn was struck by the juxtapositions of Western, Gulf Arab, and Egyptian viewpoints she encountered. For some, Egypt is the land of mummies and pharaohs. For others, it is a vortex of decadence, where nightlife promises a chance to salivate over belly dancers and maybe even glimpse a movie star. Offering a new approach to ethnography, Pyramids and Nightclubs examines cross-cultural encounters to bring to light the counterintuitive ways in which Egypt is defined. Guiding readers on an armchair journey that introduces us to Russian and Australian belly dancers on Nile cruise ships, Egyptian rumors about an Arab prince and his royal entourage, Saudi girls looking for a less restrictive dating scene, and other visitors to this "antique" land, Wynn uses the lens of travel and tourism to depict a fascinating and often surprising version of Egypt, while exploring the concept of stereotype itself. Tracing the history of Western and Arab fascination with Egypt through spurious hunts for lost civilizations and the new economic disparities brought about by the oil industry, Pyramids and Nightclubs ultimately describes the ways in which moments of cultural contact, driven by tourism and labor migration, become eye-opening opportunities for defining self and other.

Placing Critical Geography

Placing Critical Geography
Historical Geographies of Critical Geography

by Lawrence D. Berg,Ulrich Best,Mary Gilmartin,Henrik Gutzon Larsen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1317080432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the multiple histories of critical geography as it developed in 14 different locations around the globe, whilst bringing together a range of approaches in critical geography. It is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of a wide variety of historical geographies of critical geography from around the world. Accordingly, the chapters provide accounts of the development of critical approaches in geography from beyond the hegemonic Anglo-American metropoles. Bringing together geographers from a wide range of regional and intellectual milieus, this volume provides a critical overview that is international and illustrates the interactions (or lack thereof) between different critical geographers, working across a range of spaces. The chapters provide a more nuanced history of critical geography, suggesting that while there were sometimes strong connections with Anglo-American critical geography, there were also deeply independent developments that were part of the construction of very different kinds of critical geography in different parts of the world. Placing Critical Geographies provides an excellent companion to existing histories of critical geography and will be important reading for researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of the history and philosophy of geography.

Sex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter

Sex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter
Landscapes of Longing in Egypt

by Jessica Jacobs

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1317056795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illustrated by revealing interviews with women and men in the tourist resorts in the Sinai, Egypt, this book is ostensibly about western women who sleep with 'native' men while on holiday. Broadening the scope of issues involved, it examines the link between these holiday romances and a much wider romanticism of place and people - of the landscapes of paradise, deserts and the lure of the Bedouin sheikh - that are used to sell these destinations. It argues that the romantic stereotyping and deliberate positioning of 'Third World' resorts as places that somehow exist outside of the modernities the women come from is inextricably bound up in the relationships. Similarly, for the local man the tourist resort is perceived as a place other than his own cultural space and time and represents a modernity that is otherwise only found in the 'West'. The relationships that ensue can therefore only occur because the tourist resort acts as an intermediate space. In analyzing the interaction of these men and women within the context of modernity, the book provides insights into gender issues to do with globalization, travel and sexuality, as well as opening up the debate on sex tourism and showing this to be a lot more ambiguous and complicated than it might at first appear.

Migrant Workers in Asia

Migrant Workers in Asia
Distant Divides, Intimate Connections

by Nicole Constable

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1317986792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides rich and provocative comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia. These studies range from Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, to Yemen, Israel, Jordan, and the UAE. Conceptually and methodologically, this book challenges us to move beyond established regional divides and proposes new ways of mapping inter-Asian connections. The authors view migrant workers within a wider spatial context of intersecting groups and trajectories through time. Keenly attentive to the importance of migrants of diverse nationalities who have labored in multiple regions, this book examines intimate connections and distant divides in the social lives and politics of migrant workers across time and space. Collectively, the authors propose new themes, new comparative frameworks, and new methodologies for considering vastly different degrees of social support structures and political activism, and the varied meanings of citizenship and state responsibility in sending and receiving countries. They highlight the importance of formal institutions that shape and promote migratory labor, advocacy for workers, or curtail workers rights, as well as the social identities and cultural practices and beliefs that may be linked to new inter-ethnic social and political affiliations that traverse and also transform inter-Asian spaces and pathways to mobility. This book was published as a special issue of Critical Asian Studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development
A Book

by Anne Coles,Leslie Gray,Janet Momsen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-02-20
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 113409471X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for gender and development policy making and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Specifically, it provides critical reviews and appraisals of the current state of gender and development and considers future trends. It includes theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical studies. The international reach and scope of the Handbook and the contributors’ experiences allow engagement with and reflection upon these bridging and linking themes, as well as the examining the politics and policy of how we think about and practice gender and development. Organized into eight inter-related sections, the Handbook contains over 50 contributions from leading scholars, looking at conceptual and theoretical approaches, environmental resources, poverty and families, women and health related services, migration and mobility, the effect of civil and international conflict, and international economies and development. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners in Geography, Development Studies, Gender Studies and related disciplines.

Contesting Archives

Contesting Archives
Finding Women in the Sources

by Nupur Chaudhuri,Sherry J. Katz,Mary Elizabeth Perry

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 0252077369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Contesting Archives makes vivid and concrete the way historians must proceed when faced with partial or contradictory sources. Historians and anyone interested in how historians work will appreciate the authors' strategies for, and cautions about, unearthing information about women from documents inside and outside the archive." Margaret Strobel, coeditor of Expanding the Borders of Women's History --

Mediterraneans

Mediterraneans
North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, C. 1800-1900

by Julia Ann Clancy-Smith

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 0520259238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today labor migrants mostly move south to north across the Mediterranean. Yet in the nineteenth century thousands of Europeans and others, some of bourgeois status but many impoverished, moved south to North Africa, Egypt, and the Levant. This extraordinary study of a dynamic borderland, the Tunis region, forged by diverse kinds of migrants and mobilities offers the fullest picture to date of the Mediterranean before, and during, French colonialism. In a vibrant examination of people in motion, Clancy-Smith tells the story of countless migrants, travelers, and adventurers who traversed the Mediterranean, changing it forever. Who were they? Why did they leave home? What awaited them in North Africa? And most importantly, how did an Arab-Muslim state and society make room for the newcomers? Combining fleeting facts, tales of success and failure, and vivid cameos, Clancy-Smith explores questions raised by migrations: women and gender, legal pluralism, finding work, informal sector economies, missionaries, and Islamic reform. With vivid details and broad geographical and historical sweep, the book gives a groundbreaking view of one of the principal ways that the Mediterranean became modern.

Women and Islamic Cultures

Women and Islamic Cultures
Disciplinary Paradigms and Approaches: 2003 - 2013

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2013-10-31
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9004264736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume unpacks the representations, motivations, agendas, and projects by focusing on the advances in scholarly research on women and Islamic cultures in the first decade of the 21st century.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 26:1

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 26:1

by Muhammad Aziz,Shamas-Ur-Rehman Toor,M. Ashraf Adeel,Naama Ben-Ami,Andrew Rippin,Frederick S. Colby,K. Luisa Gandolfo,Amr G. E. Sabet,Hilman Latief,Rosnani Hashim,Tammy Gaber,Isa Blumi,Houman Sarshar,Omid Safi,Asma Bala.,L. J. Fredericks,Jay Willoughby,Nada Zohdy

  • Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Release : 2009-11-02
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) is a double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal that publishes a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy and meta-physics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam. Submissions are subject to a blind peer review process.