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Matthew J Nelson June, 2011 Cloth , 288 pages, ISBN: 978-0-231-70072-6 $75.00 In the Shadow of Shari'ah sets out to prove that Islam and the democratic ethos are neither compatible nor incompatible in any permanent or specific sense. Rather, the two work more or less in concert in relation to the historically embedded choices of individual Muslims and their specific approaches to Islamic law. Studies of shari'ah, or Islamic law, are at the heart of several important debates, yet carefully researched scholarship on the terms of Islamic law is rare. Matthew J.
The theoretical and ethnographic studies included in this volume make meaningful contributions to authentic knowledge. The theoretical and ethnographic studies included in this volume make meaningful contributions to authentic knowledge. Scholarship on Pakistani women often ends up portraying them as a homogenous, powerless group living under the oppression of patriarchal and religious hegemony. The complexity, socio-economic context and the ‘lived’ reality of their experiences is often ignored. While this approach neatly dovetails with the grand western narratives of Third World women, the women themselves are reduced to cardboard cutouts of their real selves. Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives attempts to break the mould — academics and activists go beyond the documented lives of Pakistani women in a collection of ten essays.
Product Description This bold book explains why it will be so difficult to persuade the Pakistani military to renounce political power and return to the barracks. It is a must read for anyone who cares about Pakistan or its future." Lee H.