the Tatar periodical press

The Concept of “New Muslim” between the Two Revolutions on the Pages of “Shura” Journal (1908–1917)

The periodical press of the Tatar Muslims of the Volga‑Urals region of the Russian Empire, which was published between the two Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, was a public platform that allowed geographically dispersed communities of Muslims in Russia to lead open discussions of various urgent social issues. The “Shura” journal became one such platform that responded to challenges coming from large‑ scale social changes in Russia and in other key regions of the Islamic world (Al‑Nahda in Egypt, the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire).

Women Talking About Women: A Muslim Woman in the Tatar Periodical Press of the Early 20th Century

This article deals with the study of the formation of two gender discourses, male and female, in Muslim Tatar periodicals of the Russian Empire in the early 20th century. The study is based on an analysis of such journals as “Syuyumbike”, “Azat Khanym” (“Liberated Woman”), the most authoritative journal of the Russian Muslims “Shura” (“The Council”), and other periodicals that dealt with the “women’s issue.” In this discourse, women took as active part as men, with respective differences.