Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Editor: Suad Joseph
A unique collaboration of over 1000 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.
This encyclopedia consists of six volumes (including an Index volume), published from 2003 to 2007.

The Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures is also available online. For more information see Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online. There are yearly updates with new articles for the online version.

The series was completed in 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 Gender and Power in the Middle East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).
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.
"In scope and intent, a unique effort... Essential"Choice, June 2004.

"The invigorating originality of the work lies in its historic accomplishment of presenting the osmotic relationship between religion and culture as revealed through the lives of women." – Rafia Zakaria, NWSA Journal, 2006.

"This ..will be a welcome addition to any public library and an essential addition to academic libraries." – Glenn Masuchika, ARBA Online.

"The entries ... represent an enormous amount of hard work by an impressive collection of scholars and a very significant collection of expertise and critique." – Sunaina Maira, H-Net Reviews, October 2004.

"... This work is recommended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate research libraries. The sheer volume of authors and subjects covered would make it an excellent resource for research in a number of disciplines related to woman in Islamic culture." – Susan Wortman, Librarian at the University of Michigan.

"These volumes are highly recommended: they are in indispensible source of material for those seeking to research and understand the many issues and contexts relating to Muslim women and women under Islamic cultures." – Raana Bokhari, The Muslim World Book Review 27:4 (2007), 70-2.