Gender and Patriarchy in the Films of Muslim Nations
A Filmographic Study of 21st Century Features from Eight Countries
About the Book
There are 49 Muslim-majority countries in the world and Islam is the world’s second largest religion. Yet many in the West are misinformed about Islam and Muslim worldviews. Issues related to gender norms are especially subject to misconceptions.
This filmography analyzes gender issues in 56 feature films from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey, with a focus on religious, legal and patriarchal legitimization of practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, virginity testing, public sexual harassment and molestation, and honor killings.
About the Author(s)
Patricia R. Owen
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 28 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018