Asian Muslim Women: Globalization and Local Realities (SUNY by Huma Ahmed-Ghosh

By Huma Ahmed-Ghosh

Presents multifaceted facets of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.

This e-book resists the homogenization of Muslim girls by way of detailing the variety of their lives and by means of difficult the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam because the sole interpreter of the religion. although a lot has been written at the center East, there's a large hole in study on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Muslim inhabitants. those essays demonstrate that the lives of Muslim ladies are impacted not just by way of Islam but additionally by means of neighborhood politics, type, faith, and ethnicity. via ethnographic study and different methodologies, the participants describe how financial globalization, building of sexualities, and diasporic expectancies form women’s lives. The publication specializes in women’s negotiations and resistances to international, nationwide, and native patriarchies in an try to empower themselves.

Huma Ahmed-Ghosh is Professor of Women’s reviews at San Diego country collage and the editor of Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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