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Submitting to God - Women and Islam in urban Malaysia

Författare och institution:
Sylva Frisk (Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi)
978 87 7694 048 5
Antal sidor:
NIAS Press
Sammanfattning (abstract):
[NIAS Press:] In recent decades, Malaysia has been profoundly changed both by forces of globalization, modernization and industrialization and by a strong Islamization process. Some would argue that the situation of Malay women has worsened but such a conclusion is challenged by this study of the everyday religious practice of pious women within Kuala Lumpur’s affluent, Malay middle class.

Here, women play an active part in the Islamization process not only by heightened personal religiosity but also by organizing and participating in public programmes of religious education. By organizing new forms of collective ritual and assuming new public roles as religious teachers, these religiously educated women are transforming the traditionally male-dominated gendered space of the mosque and breaking men’s monopoly over positions of religious authority. Exploring this situation, the book challenges preconceptions of the nature of Islamization as well as current theories of female agency and power.

Sylva Frisk is a lecturer at the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University in Sweden, teaching social anthropology and Asian Studies, and is Director of Studies for its Master Programme in Global Studies. Her research interests are gender, religion and globalization with a particular focus on gender and Islam in Malaysia. She is currently involved in an interdisciplinary research project on the transformations of Islam and politics in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
anthropology, Malaysia, Islam, religious practice, gender, agency, subjectivity
Ytterligare information:
About the book [NIAS Press].

For the original doctoral thesis with the same title, see GUP 58667.
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2009-11-23 11:33
Posten ändrad:
2009-11-23 11:42

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