No Shame for the Sun by Shahla Haeri
Lives of Professional Pakistani Women (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East)

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Haeri (women's studies, Boston U.) presents an ethnography of six educated, middle- and upper-middle-class, professional Pakistani women who, while challenging the status quo and traditional male hierarchy, have achieved a degree of success. She argues that the lives of these women provide examples of ways of resolving particular religious, cultural, and political conflicts, thus challenging the idea of a monolithic Islam that necessarily victimizes Muslim women. Themes addressed include identity, violence, legitimacy, marriage, kinship, and religion. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Shahla haeri is the director of Women's Studies Program at Boston University. She has published numerous articles and monographs including Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran.
Published November 1, 2002 by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd). 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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