Finding the Women's Space:Muslim Women and the Mosque

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Show simple item record Hussain, J
dc.contributor.editor Dreher, T
dc.contributor.editor Ho, C 2010-06-16T04:57:13Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion, 2009, First, pp. 52 - 66
dc.identifier.isbn 9781443801690
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract When Muslim communities migrate, becoming minorities in western countries, a dilemma arises: should traditional norms be rigorously preserved in the new enviromnent, or should changes be allowed to adapt to the new circumstances of a society with much more liberal attitudes towards women? Muslim communities in Australia were established by first generation migrants who tended to recreate as far as possible the conditions of their home communities. In most cases, these communities made little provision for the participation of women in mosques and Islamic associations, relying on the practices of their home countries and traditional interpretations of religiOUS texts, which stressed the need for segregation of men and women and encouraged women to stay at home. Now a new generation has grown up of active, educated Australian Muslim women, many of whom are no longer prepared to be limited by the conditions of the past. This· chapter examines the participation of women in Sydney mosques and Islamic societies, and the attitudes of Imams and religious leaders towards women's involvement in religious spheres that traditionally have been reserved for men.
dc.publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
dc.title Finding the Women's Space:Muslim Women and the Mosque
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 52 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 66 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 970311
dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition First en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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