Gender And Economics In Muslim Communities: Critical Feminist And Postcolonial Analyses by Ebru KongarGender And Economics In Muslim Communities: Critical Feminist And Postcolonial Analyses by Ebru Kongar

Gender And Economics In Muslim Communities: Critical Feminist And Postcolonial Analyses

EditorEbru Kongar, Jennifer C. Olmsted, Elora Shehabuddin

Paperback | August 30, 2017

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Bringing together feminist analyses of economic processes and outcomes with feminist critiques of Orientalism, this book examines the diverse economic realities facing women in a range of Muslim communities. This approach pays special attention to the role of Islam in economic analyses of gender equality and women's well-being in Muslim communities, while at the same time challenging biased and inaccurate accounts that essentialize Islam.

Nuanced case studies conducted in Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Nigeria, and Turkey illustrate the historical and institutional diversity of Muslim communities and draw vivid pictures of the everyday economic lives of Muslim women in these communities. These studies are complemented by quantitative analyses that extend beyond inserting Islam as a dummy variable. The contributions represent a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, gender studies, political science, psychology, and sociology.

By placing critiques of Orientalist scholarship in direct dialogue with scholarship on economic development in Muslim contexts, this diverse collection illustrates how different methods and frameworks can work together to provide a better understanding of gender equality and women's well-being in Muslim contexts. In doing so, the authors aim to facilitate conversations among feminist scholars across disciplines in order to provide a more nuanced picture of the situation facing women in Muslim communities.

This book was originally published as a special issue ofFeminist Economics.

Ebru Kongaris Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA. Her research focuses on the gendered time-use and labor market outcomes of macroeconomic developments, such as deindustrialization, offshoring, and the Great Recession in the US economy. She is Research Associate at Levy Economics Institute's Gender...
Title:Gender And Economics In Muslim Communities: Critical Feminist And Postcolonial AnalysesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 30, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415783879

ISBN - 13:9780415783873


Table of Contents

ForewordInderpal Grewal

Introduction ' Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities: A Critical Feminist and Postcolonial AnalysisEbru Kongar, Jennifer C. Olmsted and Elora Shehabuddin

1. Moving Beyond Culturalism and Formalism: Islam, Women, and Political Unrest in the Middle EastGamze 'vdar and Yavuz Ya'ar

2. Patriarchy versus Islam: Gender and Religion in Economic GrowthElissa Braunstein

3. The Influence of Patriarchal Norms, Institutions, and Household Composition on Women's Employment in Twenty-Eight Muslim-Majority CountriesNiels Spierings

4. Unilateral Divorce for Women and Labor Supply in the Middle East and North Africa: The Effect of Khul ReformLena Hassani-Nezhad and Anna Sj'gren

5. Diverging Stories of "Missing Women" in South Asia: Is Son Preference Weakening in Bangladesh?Naila Kabeer, Lopita Huq and Simeen Mahmud

6. Funding Pain: Bedouin Women and Political Economy in the Naqab/NegevNadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Antonina Griecci Woodsum,Himmat Zu'bi and Rachel Busbridge

7. Peace in the Household: Gender, Agency, and Villagers' Measures of Marital Quality in BangladeshFauzia Erfan Ahmed

8. "Just Like Prophet Mohammad Preached": Labor, Piety, and Charity in Contemporary TurkeyDamla Isik

9. Entrepreneurial Subjectivities and Gendered Complexities: Neoliberal Citizenship in Turkey'lem Altan-Olcay

10. Choice and Constraint in Paid Work: Women from Low-Income Households in TehranRoksana Bahramitash and Jennifer C. Olmsted

11. Agency through Development: Hausa Women's NGOs and CBOs in Kano, NigeriaAdryan Wallace