Sexuality in Muslim Contexts

Restrictions and Resistance

Edited by Anissa Hélie and Homa Hoodfar

Sexuality in Muslim Contexts

Edited by Anissa Hélie and Homa Hoodfar

Distributed for Zed Books

360 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $95.00 ISBN: 9781780322865 Published October 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction: Policing gender, sexuality and 'Muslimness'
Anissa Hélie

PART I: Tools of policing: the politics of history, community, law
1. The politicization of women's bodies in Indonesia: sexual scripts as charters for action
Vivienne Wee
2. Iranian women and shifting sexual ideologies, 1850-2010
Claudia Yaghoob
3. Moral panic: the criminalization of sexuality in Pakistan
Hooria Hayat Khan
4. The promise and pitfalls of women challenging Muslim family laws in India and Israel
Yüksel Sezgin
5. Sexuality and inequality: the marriage contract and Muslim legal tradition
Ziba Mir-Hosseini

PART II: Sites of contestation: reclaiming public spaces
6. Purity, sexuality and faith: Chinese women ahong and women's mosques as shelter and strength
Maria Jaschok with Shui Jingjun
7. Veiled transcripts: the private debate on public veiling in Iran
Shadi Sadr
8. Kicking back: the sports arena and sexual politics in Iran
Homa Hoodfar
9. Morality policing and the public sphere: women reclaiming their bodies and their rights
Homa Hoodfar and Ana Ghoreishian
10. 'Living sexualities': non-hetero female sexuality in urban middle-class Bangladesh
Shuchi Karim
11. Risky rights? Gender equality and sexual diversity in Muslim contexts
Anissa Hélie
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