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The Resource A most masculine state : gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed

A most masculine state : gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed

Label
A most masculine state : gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia
Title
A most masculine state
Title remainder
gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
Madawi Al-Rasheed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Women in Saudi Arabia are often described as either victims of patriarchal religion and society or successful survivors of discrimination imposed on them by others. Madawi Al-Rasheed's new book goes beyond these conventional tropes to probe the historical, political and religious forces that have, across the years, delayed and thwarted their emancipation. The book demonstrates how, under the patronage of the state and its religious nationalism, women have become hostage to contradictory political projects that on the one hand demand female piety, and on the other hand encourage modernity. Drawing on state documents, media sources and interviews with women from across Saudi society, the book examines the intersection between gender, religion and politics to explain these contradictions and to show that, despite these restraints, vibrant debates on the question of women are opening up as the struggle for recognition and equality finally gets under way. The book shows an interdisciplinary perspective on women in Saudi Arabia by discussing history, social science and women's literature; traces the impact of the state, religion, oil and culture on women's lives; captures the diversity of Saudi women from the cosmopolitan novelists to the Islamists, and reaches nuanced conclusions that dismiss taken-for-granted common wisdom on Saudi women"--provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Rasheed, Madawi
Dewey number
306.09538
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Middle East studies
Series volume
43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Muslim women
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Women and religion
  • Sex role
  • Women's rights
Label
A most masculine state : gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the 'woman question' in Saudi Arabia -- From religious revival to religious nationalism -- Schooling women : the state as benevolent educator -- Symbols of piety : fatwa on women in the 1980s -- The quest for cosmopolitan modernity -- Women in search of themselves -- Celebrity women novelists and the cosmopolitan fantasy -- Guarding self and nation: women preachers and activists -- Conclusion : light at the end of the tunnel
Control code
FIEb17326254
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780521761048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012028649
  • (OCoLC)806291281
Label
A most masculine state : gender, politics, and religion in Saudi Arabia, Madawi Al-Rasheed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the 'woman question' in Saudi Arabia -- From religious revival to religious nationalism -- Schooling women : the state as benevolent educator -- Symbols of piety : fatwa on women in the 1980s -- The quest for cosmopolitan modernity -- Women in search of themselves -- Celebrity women novelists and the cosmopolitan fantasy -- Guarding self and nation: women preachers and activists -- Conclusion : light at the end of the tunnel
Control code
FIEb17326254
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780521761048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012028649
  • (OCoLC)806291281

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