Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

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Contemporary scholarship on gender and Islam has challenged the enduring stereotypes of women in Muslim communities as acquiescent and of Islam as the sole force shaping women’s condition by presenting intricate portraits of their lives and experiences. This body of literature has…

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Basarudin, Azza, “Anthropology”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_00003>
First published online: 2014

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