A unique collaboration of over 900 scholars from around the world, the
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.
No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures is set to become an essential reference work for students and researchers in the fields of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as scholars of religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.
The encyclopedia consists of six volumes (including an Index volume), published from 2003 to 2007.
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),
Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East (Syracuse University Press, 2000) and (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).