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Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Edited by: Assistant Professor of History Pernille Arenfeldt (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates), Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Women's Studies Nawar Al Golley (American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

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This pioneering collection of analyses focuses on the ideologies and activities of formal women's organizations and informal women's groups across a range of Arab countries. With contributions on Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the Arab diaspora in the United States, Mapping Arab Women's Movements contributes to delineating similarities and differences between historical and contemporary efforts toward greater gender justice. The authors explore the origins of women's movements, trace their development during the past century, and address the impact of counter-movements, alliances, and international collaborations within the region and beyond, providing accessible accounts for scholars and others interested in the Middle East and in women's movements in other settings.

Author Info

Pernille Arenfeldt is assistant professor of history at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her research and teaching interests are centered on early modern Europe and the modern/contemporary history of the Arabian Gulf, with a particular focus on gender-related questions. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley is associate professor of critical theory and women's studies at the American University of Sharjah. Her research and teaching interests are focused on feminism and women's studies, Arab women's writings, autobiography and post-colonial literatures and discourses. Al-Hassan Golley is the author of Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies, Shahrazad Tells Her Story and editor of Arab Women's Lives Retold. Exploring Identity Through Writing.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

Hardback
ISBN: 9789774164989
Publication Date: 14 May 2012
Number of Pages: 408

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