Special Issue "Marriage, Intimacy, Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 16295
This Special Issue of Religions addresses the question of marriage, intimacy, gender, and Islam in Southeast Asia. Research papers concerning Muslim Southeast Asia or national states cohering within the sphere of maritime and Island Southeast Asia are especially welcomed. A wide-ranging set of themes fall under this rubric. Among others, research papers that cover the following topics are welcomed for submission: marital rules and laws, marital dissolution, sexual rights and obligations, polygamy, celibacy, same-sex relations, inter-religious marriage, marriage education, marital violence, Islamic rules of intimacy including Islamic sexual practices, techniques, and prohibitions. This spectrum of topics can inform readers on the role and influence of religious representation, dogma, rules, scripture, texts, and bureaucracy in the marriage institution in the past as well as in the present. A common thread that should underlie paper submissions is the questioning of notions of gender, as this relates to power, inequality, negotiation, and agency, within marriage, sexual, and intimate unions. This collection of papers aims to engage readers by presenting important research findings on how religious systems, religious symbols, and religious narratives have shaped gender relations within marriage and sexuality cultures.
Questions informing the papers can include the following: Have the meanings of marriage in Islam remained fixed or are they fluid? How does one measure and interpret gender equality or inequality in Islamic marriage and sexual relations? To what extent do practices such as polygamy, celibacy, same-sex relations, and inter-religious marriage enhance or disrupt the notion of a religious community and state? Does "Islamic marriage" constitute the core and distinct identity of being a Muslim? Are there specific rules and techniques of intimacy within an Islamic union? How do new public society spheres create alternative or a third space for the multiple expressions of intimate unions within the bounds of Islamic faith and spirituality? What, if any, are the types of resistance to the dominant patterns of marriage in the Islamic world? This Special Issue invites contributions along the above research questions within various disciplines, from sociology to history, to cultural studies, to demography.
Dr. Maznah Mohamad
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- Islam in Southeast Asia