Islam and Gender
The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran
By (author) Ziba Mir-Hosseini
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Islam and Gender by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Book DescriptionHow can justice for women be achieved in an Islamic society? Through a series of lively interviews with clerics in the Iranian religious centre of Qom, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores the issue of gender with Islamic jurisprudence and examines how clerics today perpetuate and modify these notions. Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the introduction of religious Sharia'a law relating to gender and the family, women's rights in Iran suffered a major setback. However, as Iran's leaders have faced the social realities of women's lives and aspirations, positive changes have gradually come about especially in the context of the recent liberalization in the country. Unique in its approach and its subject matter, the book relates Mir-Hosseini's position, as a Mulsim woman and a social anthropologist educated and working in the West, with Shi'I Muslim thinkers of various backgrounds and views. In the literature on women in Islam, there is no account of such a face-to-face encounter, either between religion and gender politics or between the two genders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850432692
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Men in Charge?, Paperback (December 2014)
Presents exciting new feminist research that challenges gender discrimination and male authority in Islamic legal tradition
Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law, Hardback (April 2013)» View all books by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam,the idea of equality between men and women was neither central to notions of justice nor part of the juristic landscape, and Muslim jurists did not begin to address it until the twentieth century.
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