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Islam: Islam and Modernities: Overview
(5,249 words)

Women's social status in relation to men and their inclusion in the public spheres of education and employment became framed as an issue of Islam versus modernity amidst attempts, mostly by European colonizers but also national elites, to reorganize Islamic societies in the nineteenth century. From that moment, when it peaked as the dominant…

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Jamal, Amina, “Islam: Islam and Modernities: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0604>
First published online: 2009

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