Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Women‘s movements in Islamic countries have had a long and arduous journey in their quest for the realization of human rights and genuine equality. The author examines whether discriminatory laws against women do in fact originate from Islam and, ultimately, if there is any interpretation of Islam compatible with gender equality. She investigates women’s rights in Iran since the 1979 Revolution from the perspectives of the main currents of Islamic thought, fundamentalists, reformists, and seculars, using a sociological explanation.
KeywordsIslamic thought streams; fundamentalist; reformist and secularist women’s rights globalization; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; Fiqh; God in Islam; Human rights; Quran; Sharia; Women's rights
PublisherVerlag Barbara Budrich
Publication date and place2018
Gender studies, gender groups