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Room 1.04, HC Coombs Extension (Building 9), Australian National University

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Canberra, ACT 2602

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This workshop will investigate connections, comparisons and contrasts between Muslim cultures in India and Indonesia, with a particular focus on gender relations, family and personal law. Keynote speakers will be Professor Emerita Pnina Werbner (Keele University, UK), Flavia Agnes (MAJLIS, India), Lies Marcoes, Director Policy Research Institute "Rumah Kita Bersama ( Rumah KitaB) and Consultant gender specialist for program MAMPU Maju Perempuan Indonesia untuk Penanggulangan Kemiskinan- (DFAT)

Papers will explore themes such as:

  • Gender and social/cultural identity of Muslim women
  • Popular culture/media treatments of Muslim women and personal law
  • Generational differences and intergenerational transformations
  • Marriage practices: marriage laws; shariah and custom; polygamy
  • Sexuality and reproduction
  • Modes of divorce and women’s agency
  • Changing Islamic everyday normative practice and gender relations
  • Modes and practices of social and ritual seclusion of women
  • Roles of women in Islamic calendrical rituals and life-cycle rituals
  • Islamic women as religious and secular leaders, scholars and practitioners

Please send abstracts to Prof. Kathryn Robinson (Kathryn.Robinson@anu.edu.au) and Dr. Zazie Bowen (Zazie.Bowen@anu.edu.au) by 6th November, 2015.

For further Information, contact Kirsty.Wissing@anu.edu.au. There is no registration fee for this workshop, but we would like you to register for this event for catering numbers.

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Room 1.04, HC Coombs Extension (Building 9), Australian National University

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Canberra, ACT 2602

Australia

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