Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, Volume 2

Family, Law and Politics


Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

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Suad Joseph, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, is Professor of Anthropology and Womens Studies at the University of California, Davis. She has published Intimate Selving in Arab Families: Gender, Self and Identity (Syracuse University Press,1999), and Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East (Syracuse University Press, 2000).
'Every serious research library should acquire this volume and the EWIC series as a whole.'
Heather J. Sharkey, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 30.
'Highly recommended.'
S.M. Estelle-Holmer, Choice, 2005.
List of Contributors, List of Illustrations, Acknowledgments, Preface (Suad Joseph)
Adoption and Fostering
Bahā'ī Women
Civil Society
Civil Society and Democracy Ideologies
Colonialism and Imperialism
Democracy Ideologies
Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices
Domestic Violence
Family Relations
Families: Metaphors of Nation
Family: Modern Islamic Discourses
Freedom of Expression
Gender Socialization
Honor: Crimes of
Honor: Feminist Approaches to
Household Division of Labor
Household Forms and Composition
Human Rights
Identity Politics
Infanticide and Abandonment of Female Children
Inheritance: Contemporary Practice
International Conventions
International Organizations
Jewish Women
Kinship, Descent Systems
Kinship, Descent Systems and State
Kinship, Idiomatic
Kinship and State
Kinship: Milk
Kurdish Women
Law: Access to the Legal System
Law: Articulation of Islamic and non-Islamic Systems
Law: Criminal
Law: Cultural Defense
Law: Customary
Law: Enforcement
Law: The Four Sunni Schools of Family Law
Law: Other Schools of Family Law
Law: Family Law, 7th–Late 18th centuries
Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present
Law: Women as Witnesses
Memory, Women, and Community
Military: Women’s Participation
Modesty Discourses
Nation, Women, and Gender
National Insignia, Signs and Monuments
Patronage and Clientage
Peacekeeping and Conflict Management
Political Parties and Participation
Political Prisoners
Political Regimes
Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority
Political-Social Movements: Feminist
Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses
Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses and Religious Associations
Political-Social Movements: Millenarian
Political-Social Movements: Peace Movements
Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements
Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary
Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers’ Movements
Postcolonial Dissent
Public Office
Public/Private Dichotomy
Race, Gender, and Difference
Religious Associations
Sectarianism and Confessionalism
Sexual Abuse: Children
Shah Bano Affair
Social Hierarchies. Modern
Sufi Orders and Movements
Turkey, South Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, the Caucasus, the Arab East
Women’s Rights: Male Advocacy
Women’s Studies Programs in Muslim Countries
Women’s Unions and National Organizations
Youth Culture and Movements
Zoroastrian Women
Indices to Volume II, Name Index, Subject Index
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