Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Agents of Change (BOK)

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This book examines the position of women in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Although it is culturally diverse, this region shares many commonalities with relation to women that are strong, deep, and pervasive: a space-based patriarchy, a culturally strong sense of religion, a smooth co-existence of tradition and modernity, a transitional stage in development, and multilingualism/multiculturalism. Experts from within the region and from outside provide both theoretical angles and case studies, drawing on fieldwork from Egypt, Oman, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. Addressing the historical, socio-cultural, political, economic, and legal issues in the region, the chapters cover five major aspects of women's agency: political agency civil society activism legal reform cultural and social agencies religious and symbolic agencies. Bringing to light often marginalized topics and issues, the book underlines the importance of respecting specificities when judging societies and hints at possible ways of promoting the MENA region. As such, it is a valuable addition to existing literature in the field of political science, sociology, and women's studies.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
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ISBN 9780415573214 Antall sider 312
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm Vekt 476 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Fatima Sadiqi, Moha Ennaji
Emner og form Gender studies: women