Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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244 pages
6 x 9 inches
April 2009
Print ISBN: 9780889614680


Overview

Muslim Women Speak challenges western stereotypes of Muslim women and their roles in family and community. Through this rich tapestry, the voices of Muslim women reveal the variety and complexity of life often covered by the veil.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Chapter One: Arabian Nights: One More Night
Chapter Two: Muslim Women in North America
Chapter Three: The Beginnings: Arab Muslim Women's Stories
Chapter Four: Born Female--Advantages or Limitations?
Chapter Five: Religion, Cultural Traditions, and Societal Norms: The Paradox
Chapter Six: Talking Equality: Creation from One Soul
Chapter Seven: Education and Schooling Tales: A Tapestry of Shared Experiences and Aspirations
Chapter Eight: The Ideal Woman: Illusions or Realities?
Chapter Nine: A Muslim Hybrid Identity
Chapter Ten: Arab Muslim Women's Activism
Chapter Eleven: Diversity versus Homogeneity
Chapter Twelve: Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendix A: Groundwork
Appendix B: Letter of Information
Appendix C: Identification Questions (Background Questions)
Appendix D: Arab Muslim Women Interview Guide

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