1st Edition

A Social History Of Women And Gender In The Modern Middle East





ISBN 9780813321011
Published July 16, 1999 by Routledge
231 Pages

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Book Description

Synthesizing the results of the extensive research on women and gender done over the last twenty years, Margaret L. Meriwether and Judith E. Tucker provide an accessible overview of the scholarship on women and gender in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East. The book is organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this area—gender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movements—and each chapter is written by a scholar who has done original research on the topic.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- A Woman Without Her Distaff: Gender, Work, and Handicraft Production in Colonial North Africa -- Modernization, the State, and the Family in Middle East Women’s Studies -- The Other “Awakening”: The Emergence of Women’s Movements in the Modern Middle East, 1900–1940 -- Debating Islamic Family Law: Legal Texts and Social Practices -- Gender and Religion in the Middle East and South Asia: Women’s Voices Rising

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