Gender, Governance and Islam

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Editor(s): 
Deniz Kandiyoti, Nadje Al-Ali, Kathryn Spellman-Poots
Exploring Muslim Contexts
  • Edinburgh: 
    Edinburgh University Press
    , September
     2019.
     240 pages.
     $24.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781474455428.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Following a period of rapid political change, both globally and in relation to the Middle East and South Asia, this collection sets new terms of reference for an analysis of the intersections between global, state, non-state and popular actors and their contradictory effects on the politics of gender.

The volume charts the shifts in academic discourse and global development practice that shape our understanding of gender both as an object of policy and as a terrain for activism. Nine individual case studies systematically explore how struggles for political control and legitimacy determine both the ways in which dominant gender orders are safeguarded and the diverse forms of resistance against them.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Deniz Kandiyoti is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London.

Nadje Al-Ali is Robert Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies at Brown University.

Kathryn Spellman Poots is Associate Professor at Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations in London and Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia University and Academic Program Director for the MA in Islamic Studies.

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