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Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies
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Contradicting the views commonly held by westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examine ideology, practice, and reform efforts in the areas of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence against women, inheritance, and female circumcision across the Islamic world, illuminating how religious and cultural prescriptions interact with legal norms, affecting change in sometimes surprising ways.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction: Gender Equality, Change, and the Quest for Social Justice for Women in Muslim Societies
  2. pp. xiii-xxix
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  1. I. Politics of Change
  2. pp. 1-1
  1. 1.The Politics of Abortion Policy in the Heterogeneous “Muslim World”
  2. pp. 3-36
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  1. 2. Promoting a Violence against Women Law in Morocco: Legislative Advocacy by Grassroots-level NGOS
  2. pp. 37-70
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  1. 3. No Way Out: The Dual Subordination of Muslim Women in Indian Legal Culture
  2. pp. 71-92
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  1. II. Law and Culture
  2. pp. 93-93
  1. 4. Reconsidering "Talaq": Marriage, Divorce, and Sharia Reform in the Republic of Maldives
  2. pp. 95-123
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  1. 5. Female Circumcision in Southeast Asia since the Coming of Islam
  2. pp. 124-146
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  1. 6. The Moudawana and Rural Marital Relationships: Reformed or Resolute?
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. 7. Negotiating Female Genital Cutting ("Sunat") in Southern Thailand
  2. pp. 169-187
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  1. III. The Law in Action
  2. pp. 189-189
  1. 8. The Marriage Contract in the Maghreb: Challenges and Opportunities for Women's Rights
  2. pp. 191-218
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  1. 9 | Unsatisfactory Aspects of Women’s Rights to Property in Uganda and Proposals for Reform
  2. pp. 219-239
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  1. IV. Feminist Identities
  2. pp. 241-241
  1. 10. Triangulating Reform in Family Law
  2. pp. 243-272
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  1. 11 | Contemporary Iranian Feminisms: Definitions, Narratives, and Identity
  2. pp. 273-301
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 303-305
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 307-314
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 315-317
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 319-338
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