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Table of Contents 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.
In recent years Abu-Lughod has struggled to reconcile the popular image of women victimized by Islam with the complex women she has known through her research in various communities in the Muslim world.
Here, she renders that divide vivid by presenting detailed vignettes of the lives of ordinary Muslim women, and showing that the problem of gender inequality cannot be laid at the feet of religion alone.
Poverty and authoritarianism—conditions not unique to the Islamic world, and produced out of global interconnections that implicate the West—are often more decisive. Do Muslim Women Need Saving?Lila Abu-Lughod. Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science Writing Women’s Worlds, framed as a feminist ethnography, used individual stories to make a larger argument about “writing against culture” a contribution to the anthropology of nations and to media ethnography, explored the tensions between the social.
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 .
Nov 01, · Lila Abu-Lughod is a professor at Columbia University and the author of the new book, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?. The views expressed are solely her own. The views expressed are solely her own. Abu-Lughod is the author of a new book called Do Muslim Women Need Saving.
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Read the guide ×. The Changing Faces of the Veil in the Sultanate of Oman Abstract: Veiling practices of Muslim women have become a subject of considerable political, academic and public debate.
Books by Lila Abu-Lughod. Lila Abu-Lughod Average rating · 1, ratings · 94 reviews · shelved 6, times Showing 11 distinct works. sort by. Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society by. Lila Abu-Lughod. avg Writing Against Culture by. Lila Abu-Lughod.