Muslim women in Canada: Autonomy and empowerment

Marcotte, Roxanne D. (2010) Muslim women in Canada: Autonomy and empowerment. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 30 3: 357-372. doi:10.1080/13602004.2010.515816


Author Marcotte, Roxanne D.
Title Muslim women in Canada: Autonomy and empowerment
Journal name Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9591
1360-2004
Publication date 2010-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13602004.2010.515816
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 357
End page 372
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory study of Muslim women in Canada to illustrate the great diversity and complexity of Muslim women’s lives. Drawing upon existing literature, newspaper articles, and Canadian Muslim associations and their documentation, this paper contextualizes the pluralistic manifestations of Islam(s) in Canada and demonstrates how these shape Canadian Muslim women’s experiences. This is achieved by providing a sketch of Muslim women’s places within the dynamics of Canadian diasporic Muslim communities; the choices made for public or religious education; the political and social activities of Canadian Muslim women; the reaffirmation for some of Islamic identity markers, and the recognition of Islamic Law within the Canadian legal system debate. In spite of all this diversity, some common challenges, like those of unemployment and discrimination, still remain issues to be addressed.
Keyword Muslim women
Canada
education
political activities
social activities
Islamic Law within the Canadian legal system
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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