The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender by Justine Howe (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-10-29
Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centre on gendered concerns,The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Genderis an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational Texts in Historical and Contemporary Contexts Sexuality and Sexual Difference Gendered Piety and Authority Political and Religious Displacements Negotiating Law, Ethics, and Normativity Vulnerability, Care, and Violence in Muslim Families Representation, Commodification, and Popular Culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur'an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Genderis essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology and history.