Title Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Binding Paper back
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition Not issued
Edition Reprint edition
Size 13.2 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
Publisher New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2013
0812978552 / 9780812978551
Seller ID 0000002
In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within Islam to fight for women’s rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism. Journeying through Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Coleman introduces the reader to influential Islamic feminist thinkers and successful grassroots activists working to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Their advocacy for women’s rights based on more progressive interpretations of Islam are critical to bridging the conflict between those championing reform and those seeking to oppress women in the name of religious tradition. Socially, culturally, economically, and politically, the future of the region depends on finding ways to accommodate human rights, and in particular women’s rights, with Islamic law. These reformers—and thousands of others—are the people leading the way forward.
Women's rights-Middle East, Women's rights-Religious aspects-Islam, Muslim women-Social conditions-Middle East.