Women in Islam

Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Research

Editors: Lovat, Terence (Ed.)

  • Wide spectrum of authorship covers a host of Muslim and non-Muslim perspectives
  • Features research and analysis from many countries, with differing social characteristics relating to Islam
  • Blends long-standing Muslim scholarship with new and innovative PhD research
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The role of women in Islamic societies, not to mention in the religion itself, is a defining issue. It is also one that remains resistant to universal dogma, with a wide range of responses to women’s social roles across the Islamic world. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this volume has assembled the latest research on the issue, which combines contemporary with historical data. 

The material comes from around the world as well as from Muslim and non-Muslim researchers. It takes in work from majority Muslim nations such as Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as countries with troubled interfaith relations such as India and Israel. Nations with minority Muslim populations such as France, the UK, Canada and Australia, are also represented. The work also features varying Islamic sub-groups such as the two main ones, Sunni and Shi’a, as well as less well known populations such as the Ismaili Muslims. In each case, the work is underpinned by the very latest socio-theological insights and empirical data.

About the authors

Dr Terence Lovat is Emeritus Professor at The University of Newcastle, Australia.  He has been chief investigator of a number of Australian Government funded projects concerned with aspects of Islam and has written extensively in the area.  In 2004, he was presented with an award by the Sydney-based Muslim association, Affinity Intercultural Dialogue, for academic work that promoted understanding of Islam. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The ‘Women’s Movement’ in Modern Islam: Reflections on the Revival of Islam’s Oldest Issue

    Lovat, Terence

    Pages 1-9

  • Reconciling Traditional Islamic Methods with Liberal Feminism: Reflections from Tunisia by Mohamed Talbi

    al-Dakkak, Kelly

    Pages 11-24

  • Young Muslim Women and the Islamic Family: Reflections on Conflicting Ideals in British Bangladeshi Life

    Rozario, Santi (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • Women and Human Development in the Muslim World

    Ahsan, Muhammad

    Pages 43-60

  • Being Muslim in the Neoliberal West: Reflections on an Ethnographic Study of Muslim Women in Australia

    Green, Belinda

    Pages 61-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Islam
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Research
Editors
  • Terence Lovat
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4219-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4219-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4218-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8265-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
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