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Female religious authority in Muslim societies: the case of the Dāʿiyāt in Jeddah

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The purpose of this dissertation was to explore how uninstitutionalised female preachers, or dāʿiyāt, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia construct authority in a context in which male ulama dominate the production of religious knowledge and represent the apex of the religious and social hierarchy. The study was broad, descriptive, and explanatory and drew primarily on the framework known as ‘accountable ethnography’. Data collection occurred between June and December 2009 and consisted of ob...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:cf61954d-93ef-46c2-a1ca-3e38e12bd9ec
Local pid:
ora:8538

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