"This work has the charm of a mosaic, of tiles collected with passion, and not simply from major libraries or national archives, but also from minor places, private institu-tions, and sources placed at the author’s disposal by individuals. Considering all the variegated forms of female commitment in the voluntary as-sociations, the book successfully challenges the Orientalist stereotype of silent and repressed Muslim women, instead describing how they began to study and to teach, to sew and to work, to write and to speak, even to dance and to sing in public and in mixed male-female settings."
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Fabio Giomi
$105.00 / €88.00/ £75.00