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Title Challenging identities : Muslim women in Australia / edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh.

Publication Info. Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Series MUP Islamic studies series
MUP Islamic studies series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Foreword; Contents; 1. The Challenge of Being Muslim; 2. The Attitudes of Imams towards the Inclusion of Women in Mosque Activities; 3. Contracts with Clauses: The Secret Politics of Being and Becoming Muslim; 4. Racism and Resistance: Everyday Experiences of Muslim Women in Australia; 5. Shari'ah, State Law and the 'Divorce Dilemma': Challenges Facing Muslim Women in Western Countries; 6. Multiculturalism and Its Challenges for Muslim Women; 7. The Identity of the 'Australian Muslim Woman' in Sport and Recreation.
8. Double Bind and Double Responsibility: Speech and Silence among Australian Muslim WomenAcknowledgement; About the Authors; Select Bibliography; Index; Copyright.
Summary Muslim women in Australia are at the forefront of a culture war, and not necessarily by choice. As visible representatives of Islam, veiled women face discrimination and abuse, and carry the stigma of a culture frequently deemed unacceptable and inferior. Despite these adverse conditions, Muslim women have demonstrated a remarkable resilience by maintaining their presence in the public domain and by continuing to make a positive contribution to Australia. The experiences of Muslim women in Australia cannot be typecast as a sisterhood of oppressed females. Challenging Identities questi.
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Subject Muslim women -- Australia.
Women in Islam -- Australia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Akbarzadeh, Shahram. editor.
Other Form: Print version: Akbarzadeh, Shahram. ISS 5 Challenging Identities. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, ©2010 9780522857153
ISBN 0522860052 (electronic bk.)
9780522860054 (electronic bk.)