Special Issue "Islam through the Lenses of Muslim Women’s Cultural Production"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Minoo Derayeh

Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
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Interests: Women, religion and human rights, religion and human rights, Iranian women studies, human rights and education, cultural studies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

“Muslim women” have been the topic of many religious and secular scholars for more than a century and since the late 1970s, Muslim women from different legal, scientific, literary (poetry and novels) and even religious backgrounds have also produced considerable scholarship on Muslim women’s status, position and rights in Islam. At the peak of the Islamic-oriented discourse on the “women issues in Islam,” some scholars argue that Islam recognizes women’s rights and emancipates them; others suggest that Islam limits rights and subjugates women. While some scholars consider the hijab (Islamic head cover, veil) empowering, providing “mobility or acting as a “catalyst,” others assert it relegates women to the status of a sexual object and that the institution amounts to constructed seclusion. Since the turn of the millennium, Muslim women’s cultural production offers a new voice concerning Islam and women’s status, rights and roles within the political, cultural and social spheres. This special issue examines Muslim women’s expressions of Islam in their cultural production in different forms, scholarly works, novels, movies, photography, arts and those produced in the social media.

Prof. Dr. Minoo Derayeh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Islam
  • Muslim Women
  • Quran
  • Shariah
  • popular culture
  • novel
  • movie
  • painting
  • photography
  • social media
  • blogs

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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