sábado, 7 de maio de 2011

Enciclopédia online "Mulher e a cultura islâmica"

Uma enciclopédia online da "mulher e a cultura islâmica", foi publicada pelo Departamento de Antropologia da Universidade da Califórnia.

The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture (EWIC) is an interdisciplinary, trans-historical project that compiles essays by scholars on all women in owerwhelmingly Muslim societies and all Muslim women in Muslim minority societies. The print version of EWIC, consisting of 6 volumes (1,246 articles, 2 million words), was written by 907 scholars from around the world and published between 2003-2007.

EWIC is now available online as a digital, fully searchable database of articles on every facet of life of women in societies with a Muslim population, anywhere in the world. In addition to the complete print edition, EWIC Online publishes two online supplements per year, totaling 200,000 words, and adding 50-60 original scholarly articles annually to the already extensive index of articles on women and Islamic cultures.

The encyclopedia surveys the broad spectrum of women's lives in cultures where Islam has been of a significant presence. It documents the lived realities and experiences of women and Islamic cultures, concerning issues as far-ranging as politics, economics, law, religions, health, and the sciences. Furthermore, EWIC provides articles on art, medicine, crafts, recreation, local governance, women's movements, music, and literary creation. EWIC Online further innovates with the publication of audio and video material for the first time.

EWIC ONLINE fills in gaps where scholarship was previously inaccessible or too underdeveloped for publication and includes new entries on ground-breaking and contemporary research topics.

The collective product of EWIC will offer a view of the complexity, diversity, plurality, specificity, contradictions, and historical transformations in the civilizational experiences of Islamic cultures as they pertain to women. Rather than allow all women in Islamic cultures to be seen as undifferentiated and homogenized, as they are so often portrayed in political commentary, media representations, and the popular imagination, EWIC situates Muslim women in their cultures and histories. Presenting the range of experiences by class, ethnicity, nation, region, and historical period, EWIC documents the deepness of Islamic cultures through diversity of female experiences in Muslim communities.

Fonte: ABNA"Woman and Islamic Culture" Online Encyclopedia Published

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