TITLE

Women and Islam: Bearing Witness to Their Daily Lives

AUTHOR(S)
Boulat, Alexandra
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
The article offers a look at the lives of women in Islamic countries. According to the author, women in today's Islamic countries are surrounded by religious issues, political activities and cultural trends which make their lives difficult and unhappy. In the 20th century, Middle Eastern women experienced a life that the author describes as enjoyable. However, since 2000 the increase in Islamic radicalism has embedded women in strict Islamic practices which they are expected to follow. It is noted that the photographs accompanying the article capture the daily lives of women in Islamic countries.
ACCESSION #
25888245

 

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