Author: Anne Sofie Roald
Publisher: Routledge (June 2001)
Pages: 368 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The position of women in Islam is the subject of ongoing debates in both the Muslim world and the West. Women in Islam investigates this debate and illustrates the ways in which Islamic perceptions of women and gender relations tend to undergo significant change in Western Muslim communities.
Anne-Sofie Roald is Associate Professor at IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Malmo University. She is the author of numerous articles on women in Islam.
...this ambitious work is a useful survey of the social and political progressions of different women's movements in Catholic and Muslim contexts, and helps place the coalition building efforts of each religion's conservative threads. It is a good reference book for studies in sociology, politics, and women's rights movements |o Nergis Mazid, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences |d Fall 2002 ...as Roald moves from theory to the opinions of real people, the work takes on a quite vibrant life. The author deals with the timely and much discussed concern about the relationship of religion and culture and helps the reader understand why these elements cannot be easily separated as many young Muslims in the West would like to think. Journal of the American Academy of Religion