SOC 885 Study Guide - Final Guide: Islamic Modernism, Iranian Revolution, Ender Wiggin

189 views3 pages
20 Apr 2012
Department
Course
Professor
Final Exam Review:
Sufism:
-discussed in Chittick’s article
-it is widely misunderstood, it is not simply a modern version of Islam or a breakaway faction of Islam
-Sufism = the spiritual, interior or mystical aspect of Islam
-Chititck argues that Sufism ideas are derived from the Quran and hadith
-watched film Sufi Soul; focuses on the music of Islam, gives historical and sociological background
Polygyny:
-discussed by Barla
-it is a form of marriage in which a man had 2 or more wives at the same time
-in 1990’s, ender discourses among Muslim groups weren’t equal, Muslim groups developed
conservative understandings of gender, they promoted polygamous marriages
Questions raised for women regarding their careers
Urged women to cover entire body
-many majority Muslim countries retain the traditional Sharia which interprets teachings of the Quran to
permit polygamy with up to 4 wives, as long as it is practiced under specified conditions
Patriarchy (broad):
-discussed by Barla
-it is the politics of sexual differentiation that privileges males by transforming biological sex into
sexualized gender that prioritizes the male and makes the women different
-difference does not mean inequality
Patriarchy (narrow):
-discussed by Barla
-refers to a specific mode of rule by father
-in its religious and traditional forms, it assumes a real symbolic confirmation between the father/father,
represents god as father or by representing the father or husband as a ruler over his wife and
children
Misogyny:
-discussed by Barla
-refers to the general hatred of women
- can be manifested in numerous ways including sexual discrimination, violence against women and
abuse
-she used this term to describe how the Quran is sometimes read
Jamaat - e - Islami:
-used in Jamal’s article
-it is a party that is considered to be one of the key transnational movements of Islamic modernism and
reform
- founded in pre-Partition India in 1941 by Maulana Abul Ala Maududi
-the party cannot be considered anti-modern or pre-modern, it needs to seen as attempt to bring into
existence a new relationship with colonial, western, modernity
-party has a wide appeal among Muslim men and women such as in Europe, U.K, and North America
- focuses on the abandonment of the past
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 3 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get OneClass Grade+

Unlimited access to all notes and study guides.

Grade+All Inclusive
$10 USD/m
You will be charged $120 USD upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.