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Women in contemporary Islamic societies


Women in contemporary Islamic societies

Elattag, Mona I. Mohammed (2000) Women in contemporary Islamic societies. Masters thesis, Concordia University.



This study discusses status of women in contemporary Islamic societies. The approach adopted to develop the discussion is an analytical one. Because of the wide controversy over status of women in Muslim societies, particular and deliberate emphasis is given to the Islamic rules and principles and how they are culturally interpreted and reinterpreted to define the position of women in current Islamic societies. The study argues that women according to Islamic rules, are given equivalent status with men. It is however, the misperception, cultural-political misinterpretation of Islamic rules and laws, and the political interests of the governing party that lagged women behind men in Muslim societies. The study concludes that national and international collaborative measures must be taken in order for Muslim women to secure a more dignified social and political status.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Elattag, Mona I. Mohammed
Pagination:vi, 100 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Political Science
Thesis Supervisor(s):Tremblay, R. C
ID Code:1083
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:16
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:18
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