Religion and Gender in the Muslim World

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Human and social sciences - Sciences Humaines et sociales
Crédits ECTS
Printemps - Spring
Licence - Undergrade
Prérequis / Prerequisites
Advanced B1 Level of the CECRL in English
Contenu du cours / Course content
Gender equality is arguably one of the most emblematic issues when engaging with Islam today, as the position and experience available to women has become a powerful signifier of the general evolution of Muslim societies. This course broadly examines how religious scriptures and their interpretation define gender relations and roles, leading to specific social and cultural norms, and shaping the everyday experience of Muslim men and women. In this regard, the interplay between traditional gender relations and the demands for change championed by the feminist movement is also closely examined, especially in the light of the emergence of Islamic feminism which contests the influence of earlier secular feminists, often seen as not sufficently critical of Western cultural hegemony. The course lays focus on the performance of gender across a range of social and cultural practices, private and public, which underpin gender politics in Muslim societies.
Objectifs du cours / Course objectives
Students will:
- develop a better understanding of the on-going debate over gender and women’s rights in the Muslim world.
- be familiar with the relevant literature and acquire the theoretical tools to conduct further research in this area.
- be able to address a range of topical issues relating to gender politics in Muslim society.

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid
Ben Guérir, 43150
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