Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank

Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank

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... takes a new look at the situation in one of the hottest spots on the globe and asks what impact the politicization of women will have on the lives of people in the emerging Palestinian state." -NWSA JournalThis volume introduces the reader to the social and political roles and challenges faced by women of Arab/Palestinian society. Even Arabic commentators have failed to accurately assess the contributions of women within the struggles of Gaza and the West Bank. These essays, written from an "insider's" perspective, show how Palestinian women confront issues of gender, feminism, and the national more

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  • Book | 272 pages
  • 156 x 233.2 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253211743
  • 9780253211743

About Suha Sabbagh

Suha Sabbagh teaches Women's Studies at the Foreign Students program at Birzeit University on the West Bank and is the former director of the Institute for Arab Women's Studies in Washington D.C. She has published extensively on gender in the Arab world and in Arabic literature and is the author of Arab Women Between Defiance and more

Table of contents

IntroductionSuha SabbaghSection One: Defining the Role of WomenThe Women's Movement During the Intifada-Joost R. HiltermannPatterns of Relations Within the Palestinian Family-Islah Jad. Translated by Magda Abu HassaboWest Bank Women and The Intifada: Revolution within the Revolution-Philipa StrumThe Development of the Palestinian Women's Movement in the Occupied Territories-Zahira KamalSection Two: How Culture Recorded Women's RoleGender in the Poetry of the Intifada-Ilham Abu GhazalehWomen in the Legends of the Intifada-Sharif KanaanaInterview With a Woman Novelist: Sahar Khalifeh-Suha SabbaghShort Stories-Hanan Mikhail AshrawiSection Three: The Double Burden of Women: Tradition and OccupationWomen in the Intifada-Robin MorganGender Relations During the Three Psycho-developmental Phases Under Occupation: An Interview with Dr. Eyad el-Sarraj-Suha SabbaghInterview with Hanan Ashrawi about the History of the Women's Movement-Dima ZalatimoInterviews with Five Women Activists-Sahar Khalifeh. Translated by Nagla el-BassiouniIntifada Year Four: Notes on the Women's Movement-Rita Giacaman and Penny JohnsonSection Four: Anticipations After OsloPalestinian Women's Activism After Oslo-Amal KawarThe Declaration of Principles on Palestinian Women's Rights: An Analysis-Suha Sabbaghshow more

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