Women, Islam and Modernity
Single Women, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Contemporary Indonesia
By (author) Linda Rae Bennett
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Women, Islam and Modernity by Linda Rae Bennett
Book DescriptionIn popular debates about reproductive and sexual rights, formal religions, especially Islam, are seen as barriers providing institutional and ideological resistance to women's realization of reproductive and social autonomy. This book challenges this simplified view of Islam. Based on original fieldwork in Eastern Indonesia, the book explores the complex factors that affect how young Indonesian women form their sexual subjectivities, discusses the cultural and historical conditions under which single Muslim women repress or express their sexuality, and examines how the cultural context, including other factors besides Islam, simultaneously influence the ways in which young single women approach courtship, and issues of sexuality and reproductive health. It demonstrates that Islam is neither alone in trying to control female sexuality, nor entirely successful in doing so.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415329293
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Linda Rae Bennett
Linda Rae Bennett is a medical anthropologist and currently a VicHealth Public Health Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society of La Trobe University. Her key research interests are reproductive/sexual health and human rights, among youth and different Muslim populations in Australia and Southeast Asia.
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