Leila Ahmed

Women and Gender in Islam


Are Islamic societies inherently oppressive to women? Is the trend among Islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional cothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a "pure" Islam that was just and fair to both sexes? In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.

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Leila Ahmed is professor of women's studies and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is director of the women's studies program.

Preis: CHF 35.40
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Broschiertes Buch
Erschienen: 1992
Verlag: Yale University Press
ISBN: 978-0-300-05583-2
Masse: 296 S.