Gender, Violence and Islam

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 832

Special Issue Editor

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università per Stranieri di Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: gendered structures in Arab kinship tribal systems; social and political Anthropology of Arab-Muslim countries; Arab immigration; Islamic movements and democracy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scholarship on gender-based violence (GBV) and Islam has been mostly dedicated to analyze: 1) the different exegetical and legal tradition’s positions (classical and contemporary ones) towards discrimination and private and public violence (domestic violence, rape, application of hadd in the case of zina; 2) the GBV as a result of the application of tribal and islamic law against women and Lgbtq+.

This Special Issue will focus on: 1) the new reformist theological and jurisprudential hermeneutics regarding human rights of women and Lgbtq+; 2) the violent mechanisms through which heteronormativity reproduces essentialist politics of gender identity, dismantling indigenous and traditional notions and pratices of sex and gender.

Some suggested themes are: the gender based discrimination and violence against Muslim subjects in diaspora, warfare and genocide contexts; the invisibility of ‘structural’ and ‘State’ GBV; the neo-colonialist global ‘Westernization’ of the ‘discourse’ about non-heteronormativity and the consequent response of postcolonial scholars and actors and stances taken by ulema.

Dr. Alessandra Persichetti
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Reformist Perspectives and Sociopolitical Dynamics: Unpacking Gender-Based Violence in Contemporary Islamic Contexts
Author: Atmojo
Highlights: 1. Evolving reformist theological stances challenge traditional views on GBV in Islam, advocating for human rights of women and LGBTQ+ individuals. 2. GBV persists in diasporic, wartime, and 'structural' contexts within Islamic societies. 3. Global discourse on non-heteronormativity prompts diverse responses from postcolonial scholars and ulema, redefining Islamic societal narratives.

Back to TopTop