Pacific Affairs Volume 85, Issue 4, December 2012

"This is a very welcome study of urban Malay women’s religious experiences in Kuala Lumpur.

"This is a very welcome study of urban Malay women’s religious experiences in Kuala Lumpur. Drawing on her PhD fieldwork in the mid-1990s on Islamic study groups, and on material gathered during regular visits since then, Sylva Frisk presents a meaning–centred approach to exploring women’s religious involvement through a close ethnographic account of its enactment in their daily lives.

Overall […] the book provides an admirable, close and rich account of the construction of faithful subjectivities.

[…]the book is especially welcome for placing gender relations at the centre of the immense changes within contemporary Malaysia and it will be of great interest to a wide range of readers interested in Southeast Asian developments, in gender and in religious studies more generally."

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