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By Huma Ahmed-Ghosh

Presents multifaceted facets of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.

This e-book resists the homogenization of Muslim girls via detailing the range of their lives and by way of tough the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam because the sole interpreter of the religion. even though a lot has been written at the center East, there's a large hole in study on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Muslim inhabitants. those essays demonstrate that the lives of Muslim girls are impacted not just through Islam but in addition by way of neighborhood politics, type, faith, and ethnicity. via ethnographic learn and different methodologies, the individuals describe how fiscal globalization, building of sexualities, and diasporic expectancies form women’s lives. The publication specializes in women’s negotiations and resistances to international, nationwide, and native patriarchies in an try and empower themselves.

Huma Ahmed-Ghosh is Professor of Women’s experiences at San Diego kingdom collage and the editor of Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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