Women in Islam - specifically Turkey

Women in Islam


Two artists whose work I think is quite interesting on the question of women in Islam are


Shirin Neshat, Iranian artist now living in the states – see some of her work here – and Women without Men

Boushra Almutawakel, Yemini artist – find out about her here - http://boushraphoto.com/about.html


Boushra Almutawakel, From the Hijab series, “What if…”



Mernissi, Fatima. Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987



Some Articles that Might be of Interest:


Abu-Lughod, Lila, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others,” American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 104, No. 3 (Sep., 2002), pp. 783-790


Ahmad, Feroz, “Politics and Islam in Modern Turkey,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan., 1991), pp. 3-21


Kaplan, Sam, “Nuriye's Dilemma: Turkish Lessons of Democracy and the Gendered State,” American Ethnologist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Aug., 2003), pp. 401-417


Kadioğlu, Ayşe, “Women's Subordination in Turkey: Is Islam Really the Villain?” Middle East Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 645-660


'Nan Ghazal Read, Jen  and John P. Bartkowski, “To Veil or Not to Veil? A Case Study of Identity Negotiation among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas,” Gender and Society, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun., 2000),  pp. 395-417


Secor,  Anna, "There Is an Istanbul That Belongs to Me" Citizenship, Space, and Identity in the City,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 94, No. 2 (Jun., 2004), pp.352-368

Here is another site that has a pretty extensive bibliography on gender and sex in the Middle East - Jadaya

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