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Religion and Reason: A New Institutionalist Perspective

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the book's key themes and arguments. The book develops a detailed account of the decision-making processes of the religious actor, with a focus on the madrasas of ... More


Logic of Adaptive Preference: Islam and Western Feminism

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the factors that help rational actors sustain religious conviction over time. It does so by studying the rapid growth of female madrasas in Pakistan. Until the late 1970s, the ... More


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