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Title Gender in Judaism and Islam : common lives, uncommon heritage / edited by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet and Beth S. Wenger.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2015]


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Description x, 372 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet and Beth S. Wenger -- Part I. Comparative perspectives. Jewish and Muslim feminist theologies in dialogue : discourses of difference / Susannah Heschel ; Jewish and Islamic legal traditions : diffusions of law / Amira Sonbol -- Part II. Limits of biology : bodily purity and religiosity. Scholarly versus women's authority in the Islamic law of menstrual purity / Marion Katz ; Gender duality and its subversions in rabbinic law / Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert ; Gender and reproductive technologies in Shia Iran / Soraya Tremayne -- Part III. Crimes of passion : formative texts and traditions. Not a man : Joseph and the character of masculinity in Judaism and Islam / Lori Lefkovitz ; Dishonorable passions : law and virtue in Muslim communities / Catherine Warrick ; Legislating the family : gender, Jewish law, and rabbinical courts in Mandate Palestine / Lisa Fishbayn Joffe -- Part IV. Cultural depictions of Jewish and Muslim women. A literary perspective : domestic violence, the "woman question", and the "Arab question" in early Zionism / Andrea Siegel ; An autobiographical perspective : schools, jails, and cemeteries in Shoshanna Levy's life story / Orit Bashkin ; An artistic perspective : the women of Bahram Beizai's cinema / Hamid Dabashi -- Afterword: Common ground, contested terrain / Joan W. Scott -- Glossary.
Language Text in English.
Summary Jewish and Islamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged from ancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts and traditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups have recently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well as growing feminist movements that challenge traditional religious structures. In the United States, Jews and Muslims operate as minority cultures, carving out a place for religious and ethnic distinctiveness. The time is ripe for a volume that explores the relationship between these two religions through the prism of gender. Gender in Judaism and Islam brings together scholars working in the fields of Judaism and Islam to address a diverse range of topics, including gendered readings of texts, legal issues in marriage and divorce, ritual practices, and women's literary expressions and historical experiences, along with feminist influences within the Muslim and Jewish communities and issues affecting Jewish and Muslim women in contemporary society. Carefully crafted, including section introductions by the editors to highlight big picture insights offered by the contributors, the volume focuses attention on the theoretical innovations that gender scholarship has brought to the study of Muslim and Jewish experiences. At a time when Judaism and Islam are often discussed as though they were inherently at odds, this book offers a much-needed reconsideration of the connections and commonalties between these two traditions. It offers new insights into each of these cultures and invites comparative perspectives that deepen our understanding of both Islam and Judaism.
Subject Women in Judaism.
Women in Islam.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Women and religion.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst00922710
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. (OCoLC)fst00922711
Women and religion. (OCoLC)fst01177110
Women in Islam. (OCoLC)fst01177797
Women in Judaism. (OCoLC)fst01177801
Added Author Kashani-Sabet, Firoozeh, 1967- editor.
Wenger, Beth S., 1963- editor.
ISBN 9781479801275 (pb : alk. paper)
1479801275 (pb : alk. paper)
9781479853267 (cl : alk. paper)
1479853267 (cl : alk. paper)

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