Geographies of Muslim Women

Gender, Religion, and Space

Edited by Ghazi-Walid Falah and Caroline Nagel

March 31, 2005
ISBN 9781572301344
Price: $42.00
337 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

This groundbreaking volume explores how Islamic discourse and practice intersect with gender relations and broader political and economic processes to shape women's geographies in a variety of regional contexts. Contributors represent a wide range of disciplinary subfields and perspectives—cultural geography, political geography, development studies, migration studies, and historical geography—yet they share a common focus on bringing issues of space and place to the forefront of analyses of Muslim women's experiences. Themes addressed include the intersections of gender, development and religion; mobility and migration; and discourse, representation, and the contestation of space. In the process, the book challenges many stereotypes and assumptions about the category of “Muslim woman,” so often invoked in public debate in both traditional societies and the West.