November 2004 Asian Affairs Magazine: It is a tonic to read a book like this one, an enthralling an often entertaining read, bursting with ideas and vivid empirical observations
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About the Author
Deniz Kandiyoti is a reader in the department of development studies in the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She is the editor of Women, Islam and the State and Gendering the Middle East and the author of Concubines, Sisters and Citizens. Ayse Saktanber is an associate professor of sociology at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and the author of Living Islam.