Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • In Search of Islamic Feminism
  • Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780385488587
  • Our Price: $15.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - In Search of Islamic Feminism

Buy now from Random House

  • In Search of Islamic Feminism
  • Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307773852
  • Our Price: $11.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - In Search of Islamic Feminism

In Search of Islamic Feminism

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Elizabeth Warnock FerneaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

eBook

List Price: $11.99

eBook

On Sale: December 29, 2010
Pages: 464 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77385-2
Published by : Anchor Knopf
In Search of Islamic Feminism Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - In Search of Islamic Feminism
  • Email this page - In Search of Islamic Feminism
  • Print this page - In Search of Islamic Feminism
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
» see more tags
» hide
Synopsis

Synopsis

"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish? Now, traveling throughout Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as Islamic communities in the United States, acclaimed Arab Studies scholar and bestselling author Elizabeth Fernea sets out to answer that question.

Fernea's dialogue with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances prompts a range of diverse and unpredictable responses, but in every country she visits, women demonstrate they are anything but passive. In Iraq, we see an 85 percent literacy rate among women; in Egypt, we see women owning their own farms; and in Israel, we see women at the very forefront of peacemaking efforts. Poor or rich, educated or illiterate, these women define their own needs, solve their own problems, and determine the boundaries of their own very real, very viable feminism. In Search of Islamic Feminism offers a groundbreaking new interpretation of the status and vision of Muslim women that will open up a new world to its readers, even as it challenges our own sense of what feminism means.
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

About Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea - In Search of Islamic Feminism
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea teaches English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Robert A. Fernea, have traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Arab Peninsula and are the co-authors of The Arab World.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • In Search of Islamic Feminism by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • November 10, 1998
  • Social Science - Women's Studies
  • Anchor
  • $15.95
  • 9780385488587

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: