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Fighting Hislam

Fighting Hislam

Women, Faith and Sexism

  • Author: Susan Carland
  • Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • ISBN: 0522870368
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 277
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The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion. Here, Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith. At a time when the media trumpets scandalous revelations about life for women from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, Muslim women are always spoken about and over, never with. In Fighting Hislam, that ends.

Of Women

Of Women

In the 21st Century

  • Author: Shami Chakrabarti
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241296358
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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A powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get there Gender injustice is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights First and developing worlds; rich and poor women. Gender injustice impacts health, wealth, education, representation, opportunity and security everywhere. It is no exaggeration to describe the position of women as an apartheid, but it is not limited to one country or historical period. For this ancient and continuing wrong is millennial in duration and global in reach. Only radical solutions can even scratch its surface. However, the prize is a great one: the collateral benefits to peace, prosperity, sustainability and general human happiness are potentially enormous. All this because we are all interconnected and all men are of women too.

Democracy and Islam

Democracy and Islam

Two Systems of Governance

  • Author: Bill Khan
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532069553
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 214
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Islam is of major contemporary interest. It is a topic that is regularly featured in the news and is frequently a debated subject. This book is intended to provide easy reading of basic facts on Democracy and Islam as two systems of governance. These are the series: • Democracy and Islam: Two Systems of Governance • Evolution of the Umma and the Rise of Islam • Muhammad `s Arabia. The Abode of the Prophet of Islam • The Spread of the Islamic Empire from Arabia through the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe. This series of books provides basic information in an easy readable approach. In this book, Democracy and Islam, ideologies, principles, and governance are discussed, highlighting the principal differences and their relevance to law and order, economy, culture, and individualism. Islamic and democratic rules are explored, providing an in-depth understanding of the impact of the two types of governance. Contemporary political scenarios are discussed, providing a background on conflicts in the Middle East and enabling the readers to gauge the progress toward democratization in the nations of Middle East. The next two books explore the circumstances under which Islam was born and how it evolved into the Umma. The fourth book analyzes the forces by which Islam spread through the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Eastern and Western Europe. Primary and secondary sources, websites by acknowledged academic authors, and media reporting current affairs have been sourced. Pursuing these enable the reader to keep abreast with current affairs. A list for further reading encourages the reader to develop a wider knowledge base and pursue a deeper understanding.

Working Across Difference

Working Across Difference

  • Author: Donna Baines, Bindi Bennett Susan Goodwin & Margot Rawsthorne
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1352006413
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Superhero Bodies

Superhero Bodies

Identity, Materiality, Transformation

  • Author: Wendy Haslem,Elizabeth MacFarlane,Sarah Richardson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0429663803
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 194
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Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film, television, literature and the graphic novel. How does the body of the hero offer new ways to imagine identities? How does it represent or subvert cultural ideals? How are ideologies of race, gender and disability signified or destabilised in the physicality of the superhero? How are superhero bodies drawn, written and filmed across diverse forms of media and across histories? This volume collects essays that attend to the physicality of superheroes: the transformative bodies of superheroes, the superhero’s position in urban and natural spaces, the dialectic between the superhero’s physical and metaphysical self, and the superhero body’s relationship with violence. This will be the first collection of scholarly research specifically dedicated to investigating the diversity of superhero bodies, their emergence, their powers, their secrets, their histories and their transformations.

Headstrong Daughters

Headstrong Daughters

Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

  • Author: Nadia Jamal
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760636053
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 228
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How would you feel, as a guest, about sitting in a suburban living room that is for women only? What if you wanted a baby but as a single woman could not have one outside of a marriage? Could you stay home to mourn a husband for four months and ten days? Headstrong Daughters takes us inside the lives of Muslim women in Australia today. They are working professionals, mothers, and students. At home they are finding ways to stay true to their faith as well as to themselves, navigating the expectations of their families and the traditions they brought with them to their new country. But things are not always what they seem. These candid, moving and sometimes surprising stories reveal a side to Australian life that is little known and often misunderstood. Inspiring, warm and determined, these women are the new face of Islam in Australia. 'A thoughtful, honest, and compelling window into a community so often assumed about, but rarely engaged with. I finished it in a single sitting.' Susan Carland, author of Fighting Hislam 'Jamal's neutral, yet gently perceptive style allows the stories of her women to shine through, illuminating the myriad points of intersection with Islam in ordinary life. An absolutely fascinating and illuminating read.' Annabel Crabb, ABC writer and broadcaster

The Academy and Literature

The Academy and Literature

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The Athenæum

The Athenæum

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

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  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

  • Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
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