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“The Muslim Sisterhood”: Religious Performance, Transnational Feminism(s), and the Particularity of Indonesia

Anne K. Rasmussen

in Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesias

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195385410
eISBN:
9780199896974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385410.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the access that women have to Quranic texts as well as the systematization of Quranic studies in Indonesia, in contexts that range from women's study groups (maejlis taklim) to ... More


Women’s Islamic Movements in the Making

Sherine Hafez

in An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773031
eISBN:
9780814790724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter lays out the main themes in the historical processes contextualizing women's Islamic activism in Egypt. It analyzes the relationship between the projects of secularization instituted by ... More


“Art with a Muslim Theme” and “Art with a Muslim Flavor” among Women of West Aceh

Margaret Kartomi

in Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesias

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195385410
eISBN:
9780199896974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385410.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the female song and dance genre known as ratéb meuseukat in the western districts of Aceh in northwest Sumatra. Aceh, known as the “verandah of Mecca,” is famous for its strong ... More


What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617756
eISBN:
9781469619804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Islamic women around the world. This book explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood ... More


Breast Cancer, Medicine, and the Transnational Body

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

in Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Moroccan Leïla Lahlou's saga is quite memorable, detailing the case of a body ravaged by breast cancer and submitted to medical treatment. Ultimately, however, it is religion that will bring the ... More


Corporal Geographies of Salvation

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

in Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Leïla Lahlou's breast cancer narrative is inherently dramatic. The reader follows the narrator as she is first diagnosed with the cancer and then cured of it. The movement of Leïla's body, as she ... More


The Affective Power of the Face Veil: Between Disgust and Fascination

Annelies Moors

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter delves into the feelings of discomfort, disgust, and fear evoked by the Islamic face veil in the Netherlands, negative affects that are discursively triggered in a cultural and political ... More


The Making and the Unmaking of Europe in its Encounter with Islam: Negotiating French Republicanism and European Islam

Nilüfer Göle

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the notion of a religious bond between human beings. The increasing presence of Islam in Europe poses the question of the transformation of a space that is actively insisting on ... More


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