Introduction to Special Issue

Introduction to Special Issue Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 5/6, September 2004 ( 2004) Phyllis A. Katz This issue is dedicated to the memory of Sue feminist, this special issue of Sex Roles devoted to the Rosenberg Zalk, the former (and second) Editor of topic of women and Islam is a particularly fitting trib- Sex Roles. I was the first Editor, and she was the ute to her memory. unanimous choice when I stepped down. Islamic women constitute a very large (more Sue was a woman of many accomplishments. than half a billion) and diverse group. This is not She was a powerful feminist pioneer, an outspoken surprising, given that over 20% of the world’s pop- and eloquent advocate for social justice, an outstand- ulation are followers of the Islamic religion, and ing teacher and mentor, an empathic therapist, a this percentage is increasing. Our political and cul- community activist, and an excellent scholar and re- tural world is currently in transition; there have searcher. She was also my ex-student, my colleague, been and will be many changes that affect women. and my friend. The particular effects of these changes upon Islamic Sue died, suddenly and unexpectedly, in June, women remain to be Sex Roles Springer Journals

Introduction to Special Issue

Sex Roles , Volume 51 (6) – Nov 19, 2004

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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