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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Biographical Note

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).

Editorial Board

General Editor
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis

Associate Editors
Marilyn Booth, University of Edinburgh
Bahar Davary, University of San Diego
Sarah Gualtieri, University of Southern California
Elora Shehabuddin, Rice University

Hoda Elsadda, University of Cairo
Virginia Hooker, Australian National University
Amira Jarmakani, Georgia State University
Therese Saliba, Evergreen State University

Table of contents

Introduction

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)

Appendices

Index

Readership

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