Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan

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This pioneering ethnographic work centers on the dynamics of female authority within the religious life of a conservative Muslim community in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. Peshkova draws upon several years of field research to chronicle the daily lives of women religious leaders, known as otinchalar, and the ways in which they exert a powerful influence in the religious life of the community. In this gender-segregated society, the Muslim women leaders have staked out a vibrant space in which they counsel and assist the ...

Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan 2014, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

ISBN-13: 9780815633730

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