Gender and Race as tropes: Utilized as tropes by which to secure an image of Canadian
nation as a peaceful haven threatened by others, whose differences are inflected in raced and
gendered ways. This was presented through the media by paying particular at
TOPICS FOR FINAL EXAMS
DATE OF EXAM: April 26, 2010.
TIME: 12:00- 1:30
ROOM: GYM; ROWS 1-11
DEFINE AND EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING TERMS WITH REFERENCE TO THE CONTEXT
DISCUSSED IN THIS COURSE.
THESE TERMS ARE ALSO NEEDED FOR MULTIPLE CHOICE.
Asma BarlasThe Quran and Muslim Women
Two questions that have theoretical significance and real-life consequences for Muslims,
1. Does Islams Scripture, the Quran teach or condone sexual inequality or
- Is it, as critics alle
Asma Barlas The `Sharia Law Debate' in Ontario: The
Modernity/Premodernity Distinction in Legal Efforts to Protect Women from
Entry Point: Dead Bodies and Dead Subjects
attended a lecture on honour killings by Wikan
her presentationfuneral of F
Article 5: Fatima Mernissi-Women, Saints, and Sanctuaries
All shrines have one thing ins common: the saints presence is supposed to be hosted there,
because it is his tomb, a place he inhabited or the site of an event in his life
The sanctuary testifies
CONTENT: 16 MARKS
1. Responds directly to the topic by demonstrating an understanding of the
2. Reflects a solid engagement with course materials, lectures and class
3. The ideas and arguments made by different authors are cl
SOC 885 ASSIGNMENT # 1.
TOPIC: ORIENTALISM, THE VEIL AND MUSLIM WOMENS RIGHTS IN
DUE DATE: FEB 24 by 5 P.M. You may hand in your assignment in tutorial or
lecture class or through the Sociology Department Drop Box. Assignments slipped
under my doo
Movie: Me and the Mosque
Women feel that they want to be recognized as equal members.
Women pray in a separate room where men cannot see them.
Amina M: became Muslim from non Muslim.
Some women (dont know her name) to wants to build a womens only mosque.
Article 5 by Jiwani: The Great White North Encounters September 11: Race,
Gender, and Nation in Canada's National Daily, The Globe and Mail
FOCUS: National culture and gender; Muslims in the Canadian Imagination; role of
media in creating sense of nationa
AQSAzine (est. 2007) is a Toronto-based grassroots arts collective of young women and trans
people who self-identify as Muslim. Currently our main project is the creation of a biannual zine
of our writing, art and activism entitled AQS
Article 3 by Zine: Unveiled Sentiments: Gendered Islamophobia and
Experiences of Veiling among Muslim Girls in a Canadian Islamic School
FOCUS: Gendered Islamophobia and Muslim school girls lived experiences of
veiling. Colonial Stereotypes and Veiling in
Article 1 by Ahmed: Social and Intellectual Change
FOCUS: Colonialism and the issue of Muslim womens status.
In the early 19th century middle eastern societies went through a social transformation
European colonial powers influenced this transforma
SOC 885 2010 PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT
Total 20 marks
This portfolio provides an opportunity for you to document your learning in this course and to
reflect on it. It will also give you a chance to engage critically with the theories and ideas in the
SOC885 Midterm Preparations
As Europe increased its power over the orient, Islamic societies started to adopt western
ways and customs in order to restore their nations lost glory and independence
o the cry for formal education for
Article 4 by Clark: Female Subjects of International Human Rights
Law: The Hijab Debate and the Exotic Other Female
FOCUS: Justifications for hijab/nikab ban in Europe; The Veil as a religious
and political symbol. Womens right to education
Practices of the Faith
By Y.Y. Haddad et. al
Womens changing roles in the Mosque
o On the eve of Ramadan in 2003, she broke the traditional rule and entered her
mosque from the main entrance and sat down to do her Friday prayers.
o Many women
Final exam terms
According to Chittick it is defined as the Spirit of Islam
It is directly linked to Islamic texts & traditions of the Prophet Muhammed
Sufi from soof/wool means one who wears wool
Sufis speak more of Gods mercy & beauty than His wr
Department of Sociology
WOMEN IN ISLAM
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: In developing this course I have drawn on other versions of the
course Women in Islam CSO 885 constructed by Jasmine Zine, Maliha Chisti and Zahra Rasool.
WOMEN IN ISLAM
Instructor: Amina Jamal
Office: JOR 317
Email: [email protected]
TOPIC: Orientalism, the Veil and Representations of Muslim Women.
DUE DATE: Monday February 25 by 5 p.m. No email submission. Submit
1 a: a word or expression used in a figurative sense : figure of speech b: a common or
overused theme or device : clich <the usual horror movie tropes>2: a phrase or verse
added as an embellishment or interpolation to the sung parts of the Mass
GENDER AND NATION
Gender and race are important in how we
imagine (our) Nation.
Nation: gendered, racialized, and class
National Identity: constructed in contrast
with Negative Others.
Do Negative images of Muslims bolster
This course provides an introduction into the field of Muslim
women's studies through an examination of the social, political,
cultural and religious dynamics within which Muslim women are
engaged in local and global cont
Gender and Nationalism in
Muslim Majority States
1. Projects of modern nationalism in Muslim
societies were gendered.
2. Secular Citizenship versus Religionbased laws i.e. role of Shariah?
3. Muslim Womens Struggles for Full