This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women as Leaders in Islam

Women as Leaders in Islam

Women as leaders in Islam

This chapter highlights the role some women who ascended to leadership positions have played in the various realms of Islamic life. Given that the Islamic civilization has been in existence for more than 1,000 years, I am forced to be highly selective of the personalities and topics. Because the focus is on women as leaders in Islam, I am also compelled to focus on the period from the time of Prophet Muhammad until precolonial time. This is significant, as women's leadership during the colonial and postcolonial era is contested on the ...

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