• 256 pages
  • Price: $34.95
  • EAN: 9780877227861
  • Publication: May 1991
  • Price: $54.95
  • EAN: 9780877227854
  • Publication: May 1991

Women, Islam and the State

Deniz Kandiyoti

This collection of original essays examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia. Arguing that Islam is not uniform across Muslim societies and that women’s roles in these societies cannot be understood simply by looking at texts and laws. the contributors focus, instead, on the effects of the political projects of states on the lives of women.


"The most significant theoretical advance in Muslim-world women's studies for years." Voice Literary Supplement

About the Author(s)

Deniz Kandiyoti was formerly a member of the Social Science Departments of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Bogazici University in Istanbul, and she served as chairperson of the research committee on women and society of the International Sociology Association from 1982 to 1986. She currently resides in England.

In the Series

Women in the Political Economy

No longer active. Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.