Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Synopsis

In "Medicines of the Soul, "the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. At the center of each story is a lively female Islamic spirituality that questions secular hierarchies while reaffirming patriarchal ones.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2001