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  • Taschenbuch: 304 Seiten
  • Verlag: Yale University Press; Auflage: Reissue (2. August 1993)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0300055838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300055832
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 15,2 x 2,1 cm
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"With impressive scholarship, lucid style and a theoretical approach elegantly in command of both feminist and Islamic perspectives, Leila Ahmed . . . helps unravel the mysteries of gender and women in Islam. . . . The passion Ahmed feels for the plight of Middle Eastern women is matched only by her commitment to a style of scholarship that is parsimonious, sober, rigorous and dispassionate. . . . The thematically rich arguments of her book are centered on debunking the Islamic and colonialist myths about Muslim women, as well as correcting what she feels are erroneous assumptions made by some Western feminists."

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This book presents an historical overview of women and gender in Islam. It is written from a feminist perspective, using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies. The results of its investigations cast new light on the issues covered.

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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von H. Adiele am 11. Dezember 1999
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Leila Ahmed's WOMEN AND GENDER IN ISLAM is a wonderfully iconoclastic history of ideas about Muslim women. Cheerfully debunking every stereotype American readers have about women in the Islamic heartland, Ahmed weaves together theological and literary sources, statistics and travelers' tales, to create a narrative far more complex and even-handed than any other I have read on the topic. Her focus is on the development of ideas rather than the physical details of women's lives, yet many individual women sparkle in her tale. Whether she is identifying the cultural influences which led early Islam toward misogyny and away from egalitarianism (elements of both misogyny and egalitarianism existing in Arab society and thought at the time) or showing how Muslim modernizers were influenced by colonial European racism (which used a pseudo-feminism to denigrate traditional non-Western cultures), her writing is sophisticated and graceful. Never heavy or dogmatic, careful to limit her conclusions and generalizations, Ahmed's integrity is matched only by her feminism. She would be the first to suggest how much more work needs to be done in the study of Muslim women, but WOMEN AND GENDER IN ISLAM is a marvelous beginning.
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Excellent writing, Ahmed deals calmly and in depth with a potentially explosive and hot issue, how women have been treated in Islam, how Islam demands they be treated, and how Muslim women today are rationalized in the modern Islamic context. The author presents subjects such as hijab and women's legal status in such a way that both Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit and learn from.
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Von KrankyKat am 1. April 2014
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This academic study covers several millenia without ever being superficial. It was first published in 1992, but it still reads like a novel to me. Ahmed is an amazing writer, and her scholarship is simply impressive. She digs up all the scholarship on women in what is now called the Middle East and shows historical gender ideologies and women's lives beginning in Babylonian times.
This then serves as a background on which to see the changes to gender in Muhammad's time and the time of the expansion of Islam.
Ahmed presents gender in Egypt just before the advent of modernity and the connections today's Western discourse of Muslim women has to colonialism. She presents early Egyptian feminists and their situation.
Obviously, this book does not cover very recent history, such as the Arab Spring, but it definitely adds some background information to these recent events too.
I took about 3 months to read this book, reading it on and off, chapter for chapter, very thoroughly - it is so full of information and I noticed I was going back to earlier chapters. So much to learn from.
The conclusion, too, is very inspiring, as it presents thoughts about the future of some sort of Islamic feminism that, unlike many westerners demand, would not want to abandon Middle Eastern cultures per se, but find a way to transform them towards more equality.
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Roman Nies am 16. März 2008
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This is an important contribution to understand the tradition of the treatment and status of women in Islam. I made my own observations while traveling in many different islamic countries. I also had the opportunity to talk to many people about the topic, especially in Pakistan. Many if not most muslims respect their wifes as what they are, wife and mother. But as for the status of a woman it seems to be different. One has to see that for a muslim man Muhammad is the model, except in the number of wives he had. If Christians keep to the model that Jesus gave them, which means to respect the woman as an equal human being, there will be hardly any rights women have to demand for. He treated the women better than the traditional jews. Muhammad treated the women also better than the traditional arabs. So why should muslims have a problem with their model?

In pre-Islamic Arabia women had the status of possession of the men. But Muhammad abolished some injustice practices. He said "Treat them properly!" But what was properly? According to Islamic laws male heirs get more than female heirs and mens evidence carries double weight than hers. Some religious duties cannot be carried out by women. The right to divorce is only mans. It is difficult to justify these Arabic customs as something else than specific tradition. The only argument is that if God ordered it like that it is like that. On the other side it is also said that God created humanity as man and woman. It seems that Muhammad could not leave the Arabic tradition although he struggled to improve things and abolish some unjust practise. This must be respected. He meant improvement. Muhammad certainly liked women.
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A serious work with no apologies for her feminism 25. Juli 2001
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This book was assigned reading in my NYU course about the Middle East. Written by Leila Ahmed, a professor of Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Director of the Women's Studies program there, it reinforced some basic information we studied from other textbooks, with a particular emphasis on women's role in Middle Eastern history. The book is well researched, with little-known documentation from pre-Islamic history on up to the present, citing what is known of ancient marriage laws and including literary writings and histories of some 19th and 20th Century women writers. Her particular feminist position is apparent throughout and there are no apologies for this. Often she writes about the veil and blames colonialism for using it as a misunderstood interpretation of women's subjugation.
The second half of her book concentrates specifically on Egypt and it was fascinating. However, I would have liked to see more about the other countries, especially as she got into modern times. I also would have enjoyed reading her insights about the changes and challenges occurring today. It is refreshing to see a serious work such as this written by an Islamic woman and I hope she continues bringing her skills in research and interpretation to the public. Recommended.
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A Must-Read for Anyone Interested in Women in Islam 11. Dezember 1999
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Leila Ahmed's WOMEN AND GENDER IN ISLAM is a wonderfully iconoclastic history of ideas about Muslim women. Cheerfully debunking every stereotype American readers have about women in the Islamic heartland, Ahmed weaves together theological and literary sources, statistics and travelers' tales, to create a narrative far more complex and even-handed than any other I have read on the topic. Her focus is on the development of ideas rather than the physical details of women's lives, yet many individual women sparkle in her tale. Whether she is identifying the cultural influences which led early Islam toward misogyny and away from egalitarianism (elements of both misogyny and egalitarianism existing in Arab society and thought at the time) or showing how Muslim modernizers were influenced by colonial European racism (which used a pseudo-feminism to denigrate traditional non-Western cultures), her writing is sophisticated and graceful. Never heavy or dogmatic, careful to limit her conclusions and generalizations, Ahmed's integrity is matched only by her feminism. She would be the first to suggest how much more work needs to be done in the study of Muslim women, but WOMEN AND GENDER IN ISLAM is a marvelous beginning.
31 von 34 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Brilliant and informative. 17. Oktober 2001
Von A. Bouardi - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Leila Ahmed gives a brilliant and informative read about the history of women in Islam. Her book maintains both factual information along with anecdotal pieces which only enhance our understanding of the lives involved in the religion and politics of Islamic civilisations. While the book focuses on Egypt, it should be understand that Egypt is taken as a very typical regime with the exception of perhaps Morocco and Saudi Arabia as polar extremes. Ahmed clearly has a humanistic objective of equality in all her points, though never too harshly. The book carries a very clear picture of issues and can even help a lot of us consider what Western false concepts of female equality we truly have.
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Excellent scholarship, but ultimately too narrow in scope 31. Oktober 2008
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Leila Ahmed's study of women in Islam initially impressed me tremendously. The opening chapters discuss women in the Near East prior to Islam, pointing out that many of the institutions that are associated with Islam (the veil, the harem and concubines, for example) pre-date Islam by thousands of years. Similarly, the cultural subordination and objectification of women in the Near East also predates the birth of Islam by hundreds of years. In fact, Ahmed shows, jahaliyya (pre-Islamic) Arabia was remarkably egalitarian in terms of gender roles. Her scholarship in this regard is top-notch, and was a real eye-opener for me.

Ahmed goes on to show how, as Islam spread beyond the Arabian peninsula, there was a gradual acculturation that placed women in increasingly subordinate positions - causing conflict within the faith, due to its explicit admonitions that both genders are equal in the eyes of God. How this conflict played out and how the issue was eventually resolved were other strong points in the book.

I was therefore disappointed by her close examination in the last chapters of the book of women in Egypt, at the expense of a broader study of women throughout the Islamic world. To be fair, Ahmed explains her decision, holding that Egypt (after the Mongol invasion) was less influenced by the Ottoman Turks, and that it was also among the first Islamic states to come into close economic and social contact with the west. I had rather hoped that she would address the broader issues around gender across Islam, though, given its title.

Another disappointment was Ahmed's lengthy disucssion of the veiling of women in Islam. While the custom is certainly a symbol to Westerners of gender differences, I had hoped more attention was given other issues - such as equality before the law, differences in custom by region, and economic and educational opportunities for women in the Islamic world, rather than focusing so deeply and narrowly on this one topic.

The book is a worthwhile read, particularly for its discussion of the roots of gender identity in the Muslim world. I was also impressed with the way in which Ahmed analyzed data and related it to the conclusions she made. However, I had hoped for a broader discussion of issues across a broader cross-section of the Islamic community.
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A histiographical account of Women in Islamic Cultures 29. November 1999
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Excellent writing, Ahmed deals calmly and in depth with a potentially explosive and hot issue, how women have been treated in Islam, how Islam demands they be treated, and how Muslim women today are rationalized in the modern Islamic context. The author presents subjects such as hijab and women's legal status in such a way that both Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit and learn from.
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