Women and Islamic Cultures

Disciplinary Paradigms and Approaches: 2003 - 2013

The first decade of the 21st century witnessed an explosion in scholarly and public interest in women and Islamic cultures, globally. From misguided media representations, to politically motivated state manipulations, to agenda-driven Islamist movements, to feminist and international NGO projects – the subject and image of Muslim women has become iconic and riveting. 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. The editors of the pioneering Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures bring together leading scholars, discipline by discipline, to critically analyze state of the art research on women and Islamic cultures from 2003-2013.

Editors for this volume include Suad Joseph, Marilyn Booth, Bahar Davary, Hoda Elsadda, Sarah Gualtieri, Virginia Hooker, Amira Jarmakani, Therese Saliba, and Elora Shehabuddin.

Contributors include Suad Joseph, Azza Basarudin, Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Amira Jarmakani, Sajeda Amin, Kamran Rastegar, Robina Mohammad, Annika Rabo, Ahmed Ragab, Vannessa Hearman, Bahar Davary, Michelle Hartman, Hoda Elsadda, Nerina Rustomji, Amaney Jamal, Vickie Langohr, Hania Sholkamy, Zayn Kassam, Rachel Rinaldo, Samar Habib.

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Preliminary Material
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: i–ix
Pages: 1–20
4. Demography
Pages: 65–86
6. Geography
Pages: 103–126
7. History: Europe
Pages: 127–150
10. Islamic Studies
Pages: 203–226
13. Philosophy
Pages: 261–268
18. Sociology
Pages: 339–360
Appendix 1
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 361
Appendix 2
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 362–369
Appendix 3
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 370
Appendix 4
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 371
Appendix 5
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 372
Appendix 6
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 373–374
Appendix 7
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 375–376
Editor(s): Suad Joseph
Pages: 377–380
Suad Joseph, PhD (1975), Columbia University, is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. She has published on women, families, youth, and citizenship in the Arab world, including Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East (Syracuse, 2000).

1. Anthropology (Azza Basarudin)
2. Art and Architecture (Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh)
3. Cultural Studies (Amira Jarmakani)
4. Demography (Sajeda Amin)
5. Film Studies (Kamran Rastegar)
6. Geography (Robina Mohammad)
7. History: Europe (Annika Rabo)
8. History of Science (Ahmed Ragab)
9. Sources and Methodologies: History: Southeast Asia (Vannessa Hearman)
10. Islamic Studies (Bahar Davary)
11. Literary Studies (Michelle Hartman)
12. Oral History in the Twenty-First Century (Hoda Elsadda)
13. Philosophy (Nerina Rustomji)
14. Political Science (Amaney A. Jamal and Vicky Langohr)
15. Population and Health Sciences (Hania Sholkamy)
16. Religious Studies (Zayn Kassam)
17. Sexualities and Queer Studies (Samar Habib)
18. Sociology (Rachel Rinaldo)


Scholars and students of women, of Islam, of the Middle East, and of scholarly disciplines.
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