Women in Islamic Societies: A Literature Review of Social Science Scholarship

Ruth Ulrich (Editor)

Series: Religion and Society
BISAC: SOC048000




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Half a billion Muslim women inhabit some 45 Muslim-majority countries, and another 30 or more countries have significant Muslim minorities, including, increasingly, countries in the developed West. This book provides a literature review of recent empirical social science scholarship that addresses the actualities of women’s lives in Muslim societies across multiple geographic regions. This book also discusses the differences in the Sunnis and Shiites in Islam. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Women in Islamic Societies: A Selected Review of Social Scientific Literature (pp. 1-128)
Priscilla Offenhauer

Chapter 2 - Islam: Sunnis and Shiites (pp. 129-138)
Christopher M. Blanchard

Index 139

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