Publications: books

Books, edited volumes, and special issues of journals

Jouili, Jeanette and Annelies Moors, eds., 2014, Islamic Sounds and the Politics of Listening. Special Issue Anthropological Quarterly 87, 4.

Tarlo, Emma and Annelies Moors, eds., 2013, Islamic fashion and anti-fashion: New perspectives from Europe and North-America. London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomington.
- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 51 (2014)8: 1446 (B.Chico)
- Contemporary Islam, 2014 (Anne Meneley)
  Newsline , your hotline to Pakistan , (Subuk Hasnain)
Fashion Historia, 2014, (Jennifer Heath)
Middle East Media and Book Reviews online, 2014 (Alfons H Teipen)
Interactive (Shameer KS, India)

Moors, Annelies, 2012, guest editor special issue 'Popularizing Islam: Muslims and Materiality', Material Religion 8,3.

colonial and postcolonial governance.JPG (533×800)Maussen, Marcel, Veit Bader and Annelies Moors, eds., 2011, The colonial and post-colonial governance of Islam. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 

Moors, Annelies, and Ruba Salih, co-editors, 2009, special issue on 'Muslim women' in Europe: Secular normativities, bodily performances and multiple publics. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale. 17, 4

Moors, Annelies, 2008, co-editor (with Baudouin Dupret, Barbara Drieskens) Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law. London: IB Taurus.

Addresses the issue of truth in law, within the context of Muslim societies. The truth, in legal terms, is the version of 'what happened', which carries most authority. This book looks at how this narrative is constructed in Muslim societies, and which truths are privileged over others in constructing it.

Moors, Annelies, 2007, guest editor, ‘Muslim Fashions’, special double issue of Fashion Theory, 11, 2/3 (with Emma Tarlo).

This issue grows out of an awareness of the dearth of literature about Muslim fashion practices and a more general lack of literature that engages with the relationship between religion and fashion. It discusses how, for many Muslim women, religion, fashion, and politics are not incompatible but intimately related and reworked through dress. 
This special issue has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Council of Editors of Learned Journals' competition for Best Special Issue in 2007 (at MLA Chicago 27 December 2007

Annelies Moors and Emma Tarlo: 'Introduction'
Emma Tarlo: 'Islamic Cosmopolitanism: The Sartorial Biographies of Three Muslim Women in London'
Amina Yaqin: 'Islamic Barbie: The Politics of Gender and Performance'
Özlem Sandikci and Güliz Ger: 'Constructing and Representing the Islamic Consumer in Turkey'
Carla Jones: 'Fashion and Faith in Urban Indonesia'
Caroline Osella and Filippo Osella: 'Muslim Style in South India'
Dorothea E. Schulz: 'Competing Sartorial Assertions of Femininity and Muslim Identity in Mali'
Mona Abaza: 'Shifting Landscapes of Fashion in Contemporary Egypt'
Alexandru Balasescu: 'Haute Couture in Tehran: Two Faces of an Emerging Fashion Scene'
Annelies Moors: 'Fashionable Muslims: Notions of Self, Religion, and Society in San'a'
Emma Tarlo: 'Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: A Sartorial Review

Moors, Annelies, 2006, co-editor (with Birgit Meyer), Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere. Indiana University Press

Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic. Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk-shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation-state. How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere? How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment? The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions. 
Reviewed in:
- Visual Anthropology
21 (2008) 5: 460-2
(Katryn Pype)
- Journal of Communication 56 (2008) 3: 633-4 (Daniel Stout)
- PentecoStudies
7 (2008) 2: 85-86 (Evangelos Karagiannis)

- Topia
19 (2008): 189-92 (David Long)

- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
13 (2007) 4: 1042-3 (Felicia Hughes-Freeland)

Moors, Annelies, 2003, guest editor, ‘Public Debates on Family Law Reform. Participants, Positions, and Styles of Argumentation in the 1990s’, special issue of Islamic Law and Society 10, 1.

Moors, Annelies, 1995, Women, property and Islam. Palestinian experiences, 1920-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

According to Islamic law, women are entitled to inherit property, to receive a dower at marriage, and are in full control of their income. Through an anthropological study of Palestinian women on the West Bank, Annelies Moors demonstrates that this is not always the case in practice. In fact, their options vary greatly depending on whether they gain access to property through inheritance, through the dower or through paid labour. The narratives of women from different stratas of society indicate under what circumstances they claim property rights, and when they are prevented from doing so in order to gain other advantages. While essentially an ethnographic study, the author’s use of court records demonstrates how historical changes have affected women’s claims to property, focusing on the relation between local traditions, international politics and transnational labour migration. See

Reviewed in:
- American Anthropologist 99 (1997) 1: 189-90

- American Historical Review
102 (1997) 2: 493-4

- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
3 (1997) 2: 391-2

- Middle East Journal
51(1997) 3: 456-7

- Anthropos
92 (1997), 4-6: 633-4

- International Journal of MIddle East Studies
29 (1997) 4: 644-5

- Signs
23 (1997) 1: 243-6

- Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

- Middle Eastern Studies
35 (1999) 1: 198-202

Moors, Annelies, 1995, co-editor (with Inge Boer and Toine van Teeffelen), ‘Changing stories: Postmodernism and the Arab-Islamic world’,)  special issue Orientations 3.

In Changing Stories: Postmodernism and the Arab-Islamic World some recent ideas current in postmodernist theoretical discourse are critically investigated and pragmatically applied to concrete issues relating to the contemporary Arab-Islamic world. In particular Jean-François Lyotard's distinction between "grand narratives" (or master stories) and "small stories" (or local narratives) is taken by the authors as a starting-point and point of reference and in various ways they address the legitimacy and applicability of this distinction. After a general introduction nine separate articles deal with the predicament of Palestinian women in the occupied territories, Dutch development-aid discourse in Gaza and the West Bank, Islamism and modernism in Tunisia, modernist and postmodernist political discourse in Egypt, feminism in Egypt and, as a "travelling theory", in the Arab world as a whole, juridical and educational attitudes towards Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, and the concept of the "Islamic city".

Moors, Annelies, 1995, co-editor 
(with  Toine van Teeffelen, Ilham Abu Ghazaleh and Sharif Kanaana).Discourse and Palestine: Power, Text and Context. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis