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Engaged surrender : African American women and Islam

Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women ""reproducing their oppression, "" as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women, especially black women, to Islam? Carolyn Rouse sought answers to these questions among the women of Sunni Muslim mosques in Los Angeles. Her richly textured study provides rare insight into the meaning of Islam for African American women; in
eBook, English, ©2004
University of California Press, Berkeley, ©2004
1 online resource (xvii, 271 pages).
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Engaged surrender
A community of women : consensus, borders, and resistance praxis
Gender negotiations and Qur'anic exegesis : one community's reading of Islam and women
Historical discourses
Soul food : changing markers of identity through the transition
Performing gender : marriage, family, and community
Searching for Islamic purity in and out of secular Los Angeles County