xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
0292712731 cloth alkaline paper 0292713029 paperback alkaline paper 9780292712737 cloth alkaline paper 9780292713024 paperback alkaline paper
"This book is the outcome of a conference, Gender and Conversion to Islam, held at Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in May 2003."--Foreword.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Conversion and gender, two contested concepts / Willy Jansen Gender and conversion to Islam in the West / Karin van Nieuwkerk Contextualizing conversion The quest for peace in submission: reflections on the journey of American women converts to Islam / Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad The shaping of a Scandinavian "Islam": converts and gender equal opportunity / Anne Sofie Roald Symbolizing distance: conversion to Islam in Germany and the United States / Monika Wohlrab-Sahr Discourses and narratives Gender, conversion, and Islam: a comparison of online and offline conversion narratives / Karin van Nieuwkerk The shifting significance of the halal/haram frontier: narratives on the hijab and other issues / Stefano Allievi Trajectories and paradigms Female conversion to Islam: the Sufi paradigm / Haifaa Jawad African American Islam as an expression of converts' religious faith and nationalist dreams and ambitions / Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons Feminism and conversion: comparing British, Dutch, and South African life stories / Margot Badran Transmission and identity How Deborah became Aisha: the conversion process and the creation of female Muslim identity / Nicole Bourque Keeping the faith: convert Muslim mothers and the transmission of female Muslim identity in the West / Marcia Hermansen.
BP170.5 .W66 2006
RBSTA BP170.5 .W66 2006
Austin : University of Texas Press,