The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender (Routledge Handbooks in Religion) (Paperback)

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By Justine Howe (Editor)
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Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts:

Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts

Sex, sexuality, and gender difference

Gendered piety and authority

Political and religious displacements

Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity

Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families

Representation, commodification, and popular culture

These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur'an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media.

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.

About the Author

Justine Howe is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367563370
ISBN-10: 0367563371
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 30th, 2022
Pages: 502
Language: English
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Religion