Special Issue "Understanding Muslim Mobilities and Gender"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Viola Thimm
Department of Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia, Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, main building, Flügel Ost, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
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Interests: gender relations and intersectionality; kinship and family networks; identity and identity politics; Islam and its socio-cultural entanglements; cultural practices of mobility; educational research; consumer culture and consumption; cultural practices in Southeast and Western Asia
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue on Muslim mobilities and gender in national and transnational contexts. For this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in works that incorporate historical and socio-political understandings of Muslim pilgrims, tourists and migrant mobility and settlement. Research that employs interdisciplinary analyses of contemporary gender orders, norms and practices in this regard, as part of a net of social relations organizing power and inequality, are particularly welcome.
The goal of this Special Issue is to advance the literature on how Muslim religious conceptions of travel and movement intersect with gender. Contributions might address, for example, how Muslim perceptions of space and place influence mobility and are influenced by gender; how concepts of travel and mobility are negotiated by Muslim women and men; how religious beliefs, institutions, practices, and discourses shape the spatial experiences of Muslim women and men; how theorizations of pilgrimage, tourism, migration and other forms of Muslim travel can be grasped with a gender optic; or any other questions that engage the reciprocal influences among Islam, mobility, gender, and the broader society. Articles can be theoretically or empirically driven, should be aimed at a broad, interdisciplinary audience, and should critically examine questions at the intersection of Islam, mobility, and gender. Our aim is a collection from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., anthropology, sociology, religious studies, Islamic studies, gender studies, geography, and education) that brings together a variety of emergent disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on and methodological approaches to these issues at global and local scales.
Dr. Viola Thimm
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Ahmed, Nilufer (2016). Family, citizenship and Islam: the changing experiences of migrant women ageing in London. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Fábos, Anita and Isotalo, Riina (eds.) (2014). Managing Muslim Mobilities: Between Spiritual Geographies and the Global Security Regime. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Falah, Ghazi-Walid and Nagel, Caroline (2005): Geographies of Muslim Women: Gender, Religion, Space. New York: Guilford Publications, 2005
Secor, Anna J. (2002). The Veil and Urban Space in Istanbul: Women’s dress, mobility and Islamic knowledge. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 9(1): 5–22.
Shanneik, Yafa (2012). Religion and Diasporic Dwelling: Algerian Muslim Women in Ireland. Religion and Gender. 2(1), pp.80–100. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/rg.30
Silvey, Rachel (2014). Transnational Domestication: State Power and Indonesian Migrant Women in Saudi Arabia. CLARA Working Paper, No. 17.
Werbner, Pnina (2015). Sacrifice, Purification and Gender in the Hajj. In: Mols, L. und M. Buitelaar (eds.): Hajj: Global Interactions through Pilgrimage, pp. 27-39. Leiden: Sidestone.
- Spirituality of travel
- Religious travel
- Gender as social structure
- Pilgrimage, tourism, and migration
- Space and place