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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Published November 1, 2002
by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd).
Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian.