Date: Saturday, 16 October 2010
Deadline: 11 October 2010 (early bird fee-13 Sept 2010)
Course Fee: £110/£88/£66 (full/early bird/concessionary)
Duration: 1 full day
Gender, as a construct, is a highly charged category of study in popular and scholarly discussions about Muslims.
The course examines several case studies from the Middle East and Europe to explore social, economic, religious, and political circumstances that shape gender roles and relations. A range of topics will be covered, including dress and adornment, Islamic feminism, marriage and family law in order to probe the wider contestations and negotiations of gender roles and expectations. The course will explore the complex ways in which religion can be used both to restrict women's roles and to serve as a tool for empowerment and independence.
Led by distinguished scholars, this course will be taught using a combination of lectures, debates and group discussions.
This course is jointly offered by the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
The Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
210 Euston Road|London NW1 2DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 3865| Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830|Web: www.aku.edu/ismc/shortcourses
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