Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Ravza Altuntaş Çakır

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
Ravza Altuntaş Çakır
Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective
December 17, 2021
The edited book presents multiple perspectives and a coherent research agenda characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. It is a major contribution to the literature on gender relations, in part due to its original approach to questioning binary debates such as secularization-democratization as well as Islamic exceptionalism and women’s rights. Through the case studies, the book goes beyond the Middle East to encompass analyses of the larger Muslim world. Its engagement with a broad range of comparative literature, providing rich topics, issues, and debates, makes it a fascinating read. The volume is an authoritative source of reference for anyone interested in understating the nuanced relationship between democracy, secularism, and gender in contemporary Muslim settings in an objective and comprehensive way.

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