Arab Women

Arab Women : Old Boundaries, New Frontiers

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The notion of old boundaries and new frontiers posits the present as a time of change for women in the Arab world. Under the headings of gender discourses, women's work and development, politics and power, and gender roles and relations, a distinguished group of feminist scholars address Arab women's changing lives. Contents include: Judith E. Tucker, Introduction; Barbara F. Stowasser, Women's Issues in Modern Islamic Thought; Mervat Hatem, Toward the Development of Post-Islamist and Post-Nationalist Feminist Discourses in the Middle East; Julie M. Peteet, Authenticity and Gender: The Presentation of Culture; Margaret L. Meriwether, Women and Economic Change in Nineteenth-Century Syria: The Case of Aleppo; Evelyn Aleene Early, Getting It Together: Baladi Egyptian Businesswomen; Souad Dajani, Palestinian Women under Israeli Occupation: Implications for Development; Margot Badran, Independent Women: More Than a Century of Feminism in Egypt; and, Sondra Hale, Transforming Culture or Fostering Second-Hand Consciousness Women's Front; Organizations and Revolutionary Parties - The Sudan Case. The contents also include: Rosemary Sayigh, Palestinian Women and Politics in Lebanon; Judith E. Tucker, The Arab Family in History: therness and the Study of the Family; Susan Schaefer Davis, Changing Gender Relations in a Moroccan Town; and, Evelyne Accad, Rebellion, Maturity, and the Social Context: Arab Women's Special Contribution to Literature.show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 476.27g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253207762
  • 9780253207760

Table of contents

Introduction Judith E. Tucker Part 1 Gender Discourses I. WomenOs Issues in Modern Islamic Thought Barbara F. Stowasser II. Toward the Development of Post-Islamist and Post-Nationalist Feminist Discourses in the Middle East Mervat Hatem III. Authenticity and Gender The Presentation of Culture Julie M. Peteet Part 2 WomenOs Work and Development IV. Women and Economic Change in Nineteenth-Century Syria The Case of Aleppo Margaret L. Meriwether V. Getting It Together Baladi Egyptian Businesswomen Evelyn Aleen Early VI. Palestinian Women under Israeli Occupation Implications for Development Souad Dajani Part 3 Politics and Power VII. Independent Women More Than a Century of Feminism in Egypt Margot Badran VIII. Transforming Culture or Fostering Second-Hand Consciousness? WomenOs Front Organizations and Revolutionary Parties--The Sudan Case Sondra Hale IX. Palestinian Women and Politics in Lebanon Rosemary Sayigh Part 4 Gender Roles and Relations X. The Arab Family in History OOthernessO and the Study of the Family Judith E. Tucker XI. Changing Gender Relations in a Moroccan Town Susan Schaefer Davis XII. Rebellion, Maturity, and the Social Context Arab WomenOs Special Contribution to Literature Evelyne Accad Contributors Indexshow more

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