Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, Volume 2

Family, Law and Politics


Editor: Suad Joseph
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 Apostasy Bahā'ī Women Citizenship Civil Society Civil Society and Democracy Ideologies Colonialism and Imperialism Constitutions Democracy Ideologies Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices Domestic Violence Domesticity Family Relations Families: Metaphors of Nation Family: Modern Islamic Discourses Fatwa Freedom of Expression Friendship Gender Socialization Gossip Honor Honor: Crimes of Honor: Feminist Approaches to Hospitality 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 Jihad 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 Motherhood Nation, Women, and Gender National Insignia, Signs and Monuments Networks 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 Rape Religious Associations Sectarianism and Confessionalism Secularism Sexual Abuse: Children Shah Bano Affair Social Hierarchies. Modern Stereotypes Sufi Orders and Movements Turkey, South Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, the Caucasus, the Arab East Umma 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