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Islamic Studies
(4,744 words)


The geographical spread of Islam today means that Muslim women can be found in a vast majority of cultures and countries around the world. The demographic changes of the last quarter of a century imply the co-existence of old regional continuities and new transnational discontinuities in how Muslim communities manage their religious identities. The…

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Brodeur, Patrice, “Islamic Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0052>
First published online: 2009

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