- Part I. Comparative perspectives -- 1. Jewish and Muslim feminist theologies in dialogue: discourses of difference / Susannah Heschel -- 2. Jewish and Islamic legal traditions: diffusions of law / Amira Sonbol -- Part II. Limits of biology: bodily purity and religiosity -- 3. Scholarly versus women's authority in the Islamic law of menstrual purity / Marion Katz -- 4. Gender duality and its subversions in rabbinic law / Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert -- 5. Gender and reproductive technologies in Shia Iran / Soraya Tremayne -- Part III. Crimes of passion: formative texts and traditions -- 6. Not a man: Joseph and the character of masculinity in Judaism and Islam / Lori Lefkovitz -- 7. Dishonorable passions: law and virtue in Muslim communities / Catherine Warrick -- 8. Legislating the family: gender, Jewish law, and rabbinical courts in Mandate Palestine / Lisa Fishbayn Joffe -- Part IV. Cultural depictions of Jewish and Muslim women -- 9. A Literary perspective: domestic violence, the woman question, and the Arab question in early Zionism / Andrea Siegel -- 10. An autobiographical perspective: schools, jails, and cemeteries in Shoshanna Levy's life story / Orit Bashkin -- 11. An artistic perspective: the women of Bahram Beizai's cinema / Hamid Dabashi -- Afterword: Common ground, contested terrain / Joan W. Scott.
- 9781479853267 (cl : alk. paper)
1479853267 (cl : alk. paper)
9781479801275 (pb : alk. paper)
1479801275 (pb : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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