Islam and Gender: Major Issues and Debates

1st Edition

Adis Duderija, Alina Alak, Kristin Hissong

June 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780815396703 - CAT# K344941

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Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centre on gendered concerns, Islam and Gender: Major Issues and Debates is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the key topics, problems and debates in this engaging subject. Split into three parts, this book places the discussion in its historical context, provides up-to-date case studies and delves into contemporary debate on the subject. This book includes discussion of the following important topics:

  • Marriage and divorce
  • Interpretations of the Qur’an and Sunna
  • Male and female sexuality and sexual diversity
  • Classical Islamic thought on masculinity and femininity
  • Gender and hadith
  • Polygamy and inheritance
  • Adultery and sexual violence
  • Veiling, female circumcision and crimes of honour
  • Lived religiosities
  • Gender justice in Islam.

Islam and Gender is essential reading for students in religious studies, Islamic studies and gender studies as well as those in related fields, such as cultural studies, politics, area studies, sociology, anthropology and history.


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