9780312293697

Globalization, Gender, and Religion : The Politics of Women's Rights in Catholic and Muslim Contexts

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312293697

  • ISBN10:

    0312293690

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-17
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

In the early 1970s, accompanying the current wave of globalization, conservative nationalist religious movements began using religion to oppose non-democratic and often Western oriented regimes. Reasserting patriarchal gender relations presumably authorized by religion has been central to these movements. At the Fourth United Nations Congress on Women in Beijing in 1995, Muslim and Catholic delegations from diverse countries united to oppose provisions on sexuality, reproductive rights, women's health, and women's rights as human rights. Scholars from eight different Muslim and Catholic communities analyze the political strategies that women are employing in these contexts ranging from acceptance of traditional doctrines to various forms of resistance, religious reinterpretation, innovation, and political action toward change and equal rights.

Author Biography

Jane Bayes is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Northridge where she teaches in the areas of women and politics and political economy.

Nayereh Tohidi is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at California State University, Northridge. She teaches in the area of sociology of gender and social change in Muslim societies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
List of Acronyms
ix
Introduction
1(16)
Jane H. Bayes
Nayereh Tohidi
Women Redefining Modernity and Religion in the Globalized Context
17(44)
Nayereh Tohidi
Jane H. Bayes
United States Catholic Women: Feminist Theologies in Action
61(26)
Susan Marie Maloney
Implementing the Beijing Commitments in Ireland
87(20)
Yvonne Galligan
Nuala Ryan
Implementing Women's Rights in Spain
107(20)
Celia Valiente
The Politics of Implementing Women's Rights in Catholic Countries of Latin America
127(30)
Laura Guzman Stein
The Politics of Implementing Women's Rights in Turkey
157(20)
Ayse Gunes-Ayata
Women's Strategies in Iran from the 1979 Revolution to 1999
177(26)
Mehranguiz Kar
The Politics of Implementing Women's Rights in Bangladesh
203(28)
Najma Chowdhury
The Silent Ayesha: An Egyptian Narrative
231(28)
Heba Raouf Ezzat
Appendix: A Brief Summary of Catholic and Muslim Expansion 259(8)
Contributors 267(4)
Index 271

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