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Islamic Modernism II: Women's Rights

Questions for Seminar:

Assigned Reading:

Hanan Kholoussy, For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis that Made Modern Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2010), chapter 4, "Deterring Divorce, Modernizing Marriage," 77-98.

Primary Sources:

Nazira Zein-ed-Din, "Unveiling and Veiling," in Liberal Islam (citation below), 101-6.

Further Reading:
Leila Ahmed, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (Yale University Press, 1992).
Qasim Amin, The Liberation of Women; and, The New Woman: Two Documents in the History of Egyptian Feminism, trans. Samiha Sidhom Peterson (American University in Cairo Press, 2000).
Margot Badran and Miriam Cooke, Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (Indiana University Press, 1990).
Margot Badran, Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt (Princeton University Press, 1995).
Miriam Cooke, Nazira Zeineddine: A Pioneer of Islamic Feminism (Oneworld, 2010).
Kenneth M. Cuno, Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology and Law in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt (Syracuse University Press, 2015).
Charles Kurzman (ed.), Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook (Oxford University Press, 1998); see especially part 3, "Rights of Women."
Huda Shaarawi, Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924, trans. Margot Badran (Feminist Press, 1987).
Judith Tucker, Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 1985).
Judith Tucker, Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008).