Paradise Beneath Her Feet

Paradise Beneath Her Feet

How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

Book - 2010
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In this timely book, Coleman journeys through the strategic crescent of the greater Middle East--Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan--to reveal how activists are working within the tenets of Islam to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Coleman argues that these efforts are critical to bridging the conflict between those championing reform and those seeking to oppress women in the name of religious tradition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400066957
1400066956
Characteristics: xxix, 315 p. ; 24 cm

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srmechs Jun 22, 2013

A fascinating and enlightening study of the intricate relationship among politics, religion, education, business and society in the Muslim world. This is a book to buy and keep, a single reading will not do it justice. Isobel Coleman knows the area, the people and especially the women of whom she writes with empathy and candor. She provides background that escapes the reporting of our newspapers, making the complicated problems of the area more understandable, especially as they relate to the place of women in society. Change is occurring and will continue to occur, with women in each of the countries leading the way. They want and need our understanding at least as much as our support. I strongly urge everyone to read this book

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