Women in Islam (Amy L. Allocco, Spring 2010)
Women in Islam (with a special emphasis on – but not confined to – South Asia)
Books, Chapters, and Journal Articles
Abu-Lughod, Lila. Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
___. “The Romance of Resistance: Tracing Transformations of Power Through Bedouin Women.” American Ethnologist, Vol. 17:1 (Feb. 1990), pp. 41-55.
Ahmed, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.
De Souza, Eunice. Purdah: An Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Fealy, Greg and Virginia Hooker, eds. Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006.
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock. In Search of Islamic Feminism: One Woman’s Global Journey. New York: Random House, 1998.
___. Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village. New York: Random House, 1995.
Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter. In Amma’s Healing Room: Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).
Hambly, Gavin R.G. “Becoming Visible: Medieval Islamic Women in Historiography and History” in Gavin R.G. Hambly, ed. Shi’ite Devotional Literature” in Women in the Medieval Islamic World: Power, Patronage, and Piety. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Herman, Phyllis K. “Islam in India” in Kathryn M. Coughlin, ed. Muslim Cultures Today: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Press, 2006.
Hosain, Attia. Sunlight on a Broken Column. Penguin India.
Hossain, Rokeya Sakhawat. Sultana’s Dream. A Feminist Utopia and Selections from The Secluded Ones (Roushan Jahan, ed. and trans.) The Feminist Press, 1988.
Kahn, Joel S. “Islam, Modernity and the Popular in Malaysia” in Virginia Hooker and Norani Othman, eds. Malaysia: Society and Politics. Essays in Honor of Clive S. Kessler. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003.
Kamran Scot Aghaie, ed. The Women of Karbala: The Gender Dynamics of Ritual Performances and Symbolic Discourses of Modern Shi’i Islam. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.
Macleod, Arlene. Accommodating Protest: Working Women, The New Veiling, and Change in Cairo. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
Mahmood, Saba. Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Metcalf, Barbara Daly, trans. Perfecting Women: Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi’s Bihishti Zewar. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Minault, Gail, trans. Voices of Silence: Khwaja Altaf Husain Hali’s Majalis un-Nissa (Assemblies of Women) and Chup ki Dad (Homage to the Silent). Delhi: Chanakya Publications, 1986.
Minault, Gail and Hanna Papanek, eds. Separate Worlds: Studies of Purdah in South Asia. South Asia Books and Chanakya Publications, 1982.
Available online here: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00urdu/hali/majalis/index.html and here: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00urdu/hali/chupkidad/index.html
Moore, Lucy. The Maharanis: A Family Saga of Four Queens. Penguin USA.
Murata, Sachiko. The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought. Albany: SUNY Press, 1992.
Pemberton, Kelly. “Muslim Women and Female Spiritual Authority in South Asian Sufism” in Stewart, Pamela and Strathern, Andrew, eds. Contesting Rituals: Islam and Practices of Identity-Making. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2005.
Pinault, David. “Zaynab Bint’Ali and the Place of the Women of the Household of the First Imams” in Gavin R.G. Hambly, ed. Shi’ite Devotional Literature” in Women in the Medieval Islamic World: Power, Patronage, and Piety. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Purkayastha, Bandana and Anjana Narayan,eds. Living Our Religions: Hindu and Muslim South Asian American Women Narrate Their Experiences. Kumarian Press, 2009
Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi. Haram in the Harem: Domestic Narratives in India and Algeria. Peter Lang, 2009.
Salma. The Hour Past Midnight. (Lakshmi Holmstrom, trans.) Zubaan Books, 2009.
Sarkissian, Margaret. “‘Religion Never Had It so Good’: Contemporary Nasyid and the Growth of Islamic Popular Music in Malaysia.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 2005: 4 (pages 124-152).
Schimmel, Annemarie. My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam. New York: Continuum, 2003.
Stevens, Malia. “(Re)Framing Women’s Rights Claims in Malaysia” in Virginia Hooker and Norani Othman, eds. Malaysia: Society and Politics. Essays in Honor of Clive S. Kessler. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003.
Stowasser, Barbara Freyer. Women in the Qur’an, Traditions and Interpretation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Wadud, Amina. Quran and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Muslim Women’s League http://www.mwlusa.org/
The Beauty Academy of Kabul (Docurama Films)
Khuda ke Liye (Pakistan)
Me & The Mosque (National Film Board of Canada, 2005)
Paradise Lies at the Feet of the Mother (Disc 4 of the BBC’s Living Islam documentary)
Pinjar (by Chandraprakash Dvivedi)
Road to Kerbala (First Run/Icarus Films)
The Stoning of Soraya (Iran)
Train to Pakistan
Wearing Hijab: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States (Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2006)
**See also the list of good teaching films on Islam generated on the Islam-AAR Listerve.