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Role of Women in Islamic Society
Paradise Beneath Her Feet by
Call Number: 305.48 Col
In Paradise Beneath Her Feet, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men are fighting back with progressive interpretations of Islam to support women's rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism. In this timely book, Coleman journeys through the strategic crescent of the greater Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, to reveal how activists are working within the tenets of Islam to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women.
Nine Parts of Desire by
Call Number: 305.4 Bro
Brooks presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. Her thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives.
Veiled Courage by
Call Number: 305.4 Ben
In Afghanistan under Taliban rule, women were forbidden to work or go to school, they could not leave their homes without a male chaperone, and they could not be seen without a head-to-toe covering called the burqa. Veiled Courage reveals the remarkable bravery and spirit of the women of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), whose daring clandestine activities defied the forces of the Taliban and earned the world's fierce admiration.
The Qur'an: a biography by
Call Number: 297 Law
An authoritative introduction to the sacred text reveals how it represents Islam, describing the origins of the faith in seventh-century Arabia while offering insight into how the Qur'an remains a pivotal influence on modern society and politics. Bruce Lawrence's work is a beautifully written and, in these increasingly troubled times, invaluable introduction to and exploration of the core sacred text of Islam.
The Caste in Modern Day India
In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India by
Call Number: 954.05 Luc
Edward Luce travels throughout India's many regions, cultures, and religious circles, investigating its fragile balance between tradition and modernity. From meetings with key political figures to fascinating encounters with religious pundits, economic gurus, and village laborers, In Spite of the Gods is a fascinating blend of analysis and reportage that comprehensively depicts the nuances of India's complex situation and its place in the world.
India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by
Call Number: 954.04 Guh
Taking full advantage of the dramatic details of the protests and conflicts that helped shape the nation, politically, socially, and economically, Guha writes of the factors and processes that have kept the country together, and kept it democratic. Massively researched and elegantly written, this is the work of a major scholar at the height of his powers, a brilliant and definitive history of what is possibly the most important, occasionally the most exasperating, and certainly the most interesting country in the world.
Apartheid in South Africa
No More Strangers Now by
Call Number: 968.06 McK
Through powerful personal narratives and photographs, this remarkable book brings together twelve South African teenagers whose distinct voices illuminate their experiences under apartheid and the joyous yet challenging years of freedom since. In their own words, these teens reveal what it was like to grow up in a country bitterly divided by racial separation, violence, and poverty.
Move Your Shadow by
Call Number: 305.8 Lei
Publication Date: 1985-09-12
Drawing on his tours in South Africa as a correspondent for the "New York Times," the author details the absurdities, rationalizations, inequities, and cruelties of apartheid, showing what it means to suffer and survive under the restrictions of racial separation.
Shades of Difference by
Call Number: 968.06 Mah O'Ma
Mac Maharaj, a South African on Indian descent, was a powerhouse of the South African Communist Party and African National Congress, and the unsung hero of the war waged to destroy the apartheid state and free South Africa's people.O'Malley's telling of Maharaj's story sheds new light on the battle against apartheid as well as the ongoing struggles of South Africa.
The Uighurs/Uyghurs in China
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia by
Call Number: 950 Lev
The Encyclopedia's comparative, cross-cultural approach allows students and researchers to identify the similarities and differences among Asian nations and religions. The work focuses on Asia in the modern world -- including Central Asia, the Middle East and the Far East -- and contemporary issues are given full and authoritative treatment. Historical articles emphasize people, places, events and developments that have had a lasting influence on Asia.
The Zapatista Movement
Transnational Latina/o Communities by
Call Number: 305.868 Vel
This groundbreaking text challenges the traditional paradigm of Latina/o studies by focusing on transnational issues and examining the manner in which gender, race, and class emerge out of local and global processes.
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