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Islamic Feminism can loosely be defined as a worldwide contemporary movement of scholars and activists engaged in effecting a reconciliation between the terms 'Islam' and 'feminism' by advocating women's advancement and gender equality within an explicitly Islamic discursive framework. This exploration is taking place both in the West and the Muslim world primarily in the domains of law, culture and religion.
This collection of essays adopts an interdisciplinary approach and includes contributions from the areas of women's studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, political science, anthropology and sociology as well as law. Many of the contributors are leading internationally-known scholars in this field and all have written specifically on the subject of Islamic feminism. Each has been chosen on the basis that they reflect the great diversity of approach in this area, representing a different strand of thought or approach within contemporary Islamic feminist thought.
This book will be a key text for researchers in the fields of Islamic Law, Women and Law, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology of Religion, Theology, and Religious Studies.