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Author Abu-Lughod, Lila, author.
Title Do Muslim women need saving? / Lila Abu-Lughod.
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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 Floor3  HQ1170 .A346 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 324 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-304) and index.
Contents Do Muslim women (still) need saving? -- The new common sense -- Authorizing moral crusades -- Seductions of the "Honor Crime" -- The social life of Muslim women's rights -- An anthropologist in the territory of rights -- Conclusion: Registers of humanity.
Summary "Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, she delves into the predicaments of Muslim women today, questioning whether generalizations about Islamic culture can explain the hardships these women face and asking what motivates particular individuals and institutions to promote their rights." -- Publisher website.
Subject Muslim women -- Social conditions.
Muslim women -- Civil rights.
Women's rights -- Islamic countries.
ISBN 0674725166 hardback
9780674725164 hardback
OCLC number 828265187