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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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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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