Getting God's Ear Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf

ISBN-10: 0231116675

ISBN-13: 9780231116671

Edition: 2nd 2000

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Focusing on the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, this book weights the influence of Wahhabi Islam on women's religious experience against the experience of women in the Sunni and Shia towns of Kuwait and Bahrain.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 498
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Eleanor Abdella Doumato is adjunct professor of international relations at the Watson Institute of Brown University. She is a past president of the Association for Middle East Women's Studies and the editor of the Middle East Women's Studies Review.

Acknowledgments
A Note on the Spelling of Arabic Words and Proper Nouns
Prologue
Introduction: Making Connections: Knowledge, Rituals, and Healing
Women and Religious Learning: Piety and a Matter of Propriety
Prayer, the Mosque, and the Ways Women Worship
The Healing Power of Words: Ink, Spit, and Holy Speech
Engaging Spirits: Prophylaxis, Witchcraft, Exorcisms, Trial by Ordeal, and Zar
When Words Fail: Surgeries, Smells, and Salt Packing
Conclusion: Community, Gender, and the Spiritual Experience
Epilogue: Saudi Arabia, 1998
The Scene of the Action for Getting God's Ear
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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