Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies

Edited by Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine

Contradicting the views commonly held by westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examine ideology, practice, and reform efforts in the areas of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence against women, inheritance, and female circumcision across the Islamic world, illuminating how religious and cultural prescriptions interact with legal norms, affecting change in sometimes surprising ways.

E-book: $30
ISBN-13: 9781611682816
Pages: 358 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: July 10, 2012

About the Author

James P. Levine

James P. Levine was the former dean of research and professor emeritus of criminal justice at John Jay College.

Chitra Raghavan

Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in assessment of sex trafficking, domestic violence, sexual harassment, rape, sexual assault and any other abusive interactions, and the traumatic outcomes these situations engender.

Dr. Raghavan is currently a tenured full professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also the Deputy Director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program and the Coordinator for the Victimology Studies in …

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