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Muslim Women and Sports in the Malay World: The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
This book examines the challenges faced by young Muslim female athletes from Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia in competitive sports. After presenting a socio-historical survey of the Malay world before, during, and after colonization, the author focuses on contemporary social dynamics, including the emergence of Muslim women competing on the international level. Through sur ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Silkworm Books
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I picked this up from the library because it was a topic I wanted to know more about and it was short- less than 100 pages. I appreciate the author's perspective but the book had serious methodology flaws. The literature review/background portion of the book was very informative and I learned a lot but the research section was very poor. The author presented a series of univariate statistics and drew conclusions from them that were honestly so far off the mark. [Let's just say that an undergrad ...more