Reviews Gendered Orientalism
Lila Abu-Lughod claims that the supposedly oppressed women of the Muslim world don’t need the help of the enlightened West. Turns out, she’s right.
Purity and Responsibility
A new book on Islamic law is long on abstractions but short on assessing actual experience. The result is an exercise in erudite misdirection.
The Death of Dying?
For all human history, dying has been a social process as much as a biological one—until now?
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