Women in Middle Eastern History Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender

ISBN-10: 0300056974
ISBN-13: 9780300056976
Edition: 1991
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Beth Baron is Professor of History at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Co-Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is the author of The Women's Awakening in Egypt: Culture, Society, and the Press (1994) and the coeditor of Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender (1991) and Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (2000).

Preface
Organization of the Volume
Introduction: Deciphering Middle Eastern Women's History
Islam and Patriarchy: A Comparative Perspective
The First Islamic Centuries
Political Action and Public Example: Aisha and the Battle of the Camel
Early Islam and the Position of Women: The Problem of Interpretation
Gendering the Ungendered Body: Hermaphrodites in Medieval Islamic Law
The Mamluk Period
Manners and Customs of Fourteenth-Century Cairene Women: Female Anarchy versus Male Shari Order in Muslim Prescriptive Treatises
Class Solidarity versus Gender Gain: Women as Custodians of Property in Later Medieval Egypt
Women and Islamic Education in the Mamluk Period
Modern Turkey and Iran
Ottoman Women, Households, and Textile Manufacturing, 1800-1914
The Impact of Legal and Educational Reforms on Turkish Women
The Dynamics of Women's Spheres of Action in Rural Iran
Political Roles of Aliabad Women: The Public-Private Dichotomy Transcended
The Modern Arab World
Ties That Bound: Women and Family in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Nablus
The House of Zainab: Female Authority and Saintly Succession in Colonial Algeria
The Making and Breaking of Marital Bonds in Modern Egypt
Artists and Entrepreneurs: Female Singers in Cairo during the 1920s
Biography and Women's History: On Interpreting Doria Shafik
List of Contributors
Index

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