Locating Maldivian Women’s Mosques in Global Discourses

Authors: Fewkes, Jacqueline

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  • Explores how Maldivian women's mosques relate to larger conversations of gender, space, and religion
  • Investigates individual experiences and motivations for participating in and leading women's mosques, supported by historical context and detailed ethnographic dataSeeks to bring attention to women's spaces within their individual communities and the global Muslim community
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In this ethnographic examination of women’s mosques in the Maldives, anthropologist Jacqueline H. Fewkes probes how the existence of these separate buildings—where women lead prayers for other women—intersect with larger questions about gender, space, and global Muslim communities. Bringing together ethnographic insight with historical accounts, this volume develops an understanding of the particular religious and cultural trends in the Maldives that have given rise to these unique socio-religious institutions. As Fewkes considers women’s spaces in the Maldives as a practice apart from contemporary global Islamic customs, she interrogates the intersections between local, national, and transnational communities in the development of Islamic spaces, linking together the role of nations in the formation of Muslim social spaces with transnational conceptualizations of Islamic gendered spaces. Using the Maldivian women’s mosque as a starting point, this book addresses the roles of both the nation and the global Muslim ummah in locating gendered spaces within discourses about gender and Islam.

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Jacqueline H. Fewkes is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and has conducted research in many parts of the world, including India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Dr. Fewkes is also the author of the book Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road: An Ethno-history of Ladakh.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locating Maldivian Women’s Mosques in Global Discourses
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13585-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13585-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13584-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 220
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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