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

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dc.contributor.author Hussain, Jamila en_US
dc.contributor.editor Dreher, Tanja and Ho, Christina en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:57:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:57:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003567 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hussain Jamila 2009, 'Finding the Women's Space:Muslim Women and the Mosque', in NA (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Press, UK, pp. 52-66. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781443801690 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11768
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Finding the Women's Space:Muslim Women and the Mosque en_US
dc.parent Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 52 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 66 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition First en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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