Medicines of the Soul

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2001-02-01
Publisher(s): Univ of California Pr
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Malti-Douglas asks why a highly educated woman would embrace traditional Islamic religion and values; she seeks the answers in autobiographical writings of three woman from diverse backgrounds.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface xi
Introduction xvii
Gender, Culture, and Religious Revival
Female Body, Male Gaze
Gender and Spiritual Vision
Breast Cancer, Medicine, and the Transnational Body
Corporal Geographies of Salvation
Sacred Springs, Damaged Bodies
The ``Integrated'' Body
Geographies of the Sacred
Notes 187(32)
Index 219

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