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Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Abstract

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. At the center of each story is a lively female Islamic spirituality that questions secular hierarchies while reaffirming patriarchal ones.

Keywords: Islamic revival movement, religious transformation, gender, Arabo-Islamic culture, secular hierarchies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520215931
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215931.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fedwa Malti-Douglas, author