Middle East Gender Products

  • Women and Media in the Middle East

    From Veiling to Blogging

    Edited by Nahed Eltantawy

    The traditional image of the Middle Eastern woman, as portrayed by the Western media, has tended to be one of a woman oppressed by men and religion. Veiling intensifies this image of supposed powerlessness and imprisonment. However, the Arab Spring uprisings have introduced the West to women in the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-05
    Routledge

  • Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Andrea Khalil

    This book provides a unique investigation into the gender dynamics of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in North Africa. It covers issues such as gender legislation in the post-revolution period, sexual harassment, gender activism, politics and the female body, women and Islamist movements, state…

    Hardback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge

  • Women in Sufism

    Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order

    By Marta Dominguez Diaz

    Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Qadiriyya Budshishiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ‘sober’…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Women and Turkish Cinema

    Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation

    By Eylem Atakav

    Since 2000, there has been a considerable effort in Turkish cinema to come to terms with the military’s intervention in politics and subsequent national trauma. It has resulted in an outpouring of cinematic texts. This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics,…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media

  • Social and Gender Inequality in Oman

    The Power of Religious and Political Tradition

    By Khalid M. Al-Azri

    Looking at the social, political and legal changes in Oman since 1970, this book challenges the Islamic and tribal traditional cultural norms relating to marriage, divorce and women’s rights which guide social and legal practice in the modern Omani state. The book argues that despite the…

    Paperback – 2014-08-14
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or…

    Hardback – 2014-04-21
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam

    By Zahra Tizro

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    By Elham Manea

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Dissident Writings of Arab Women

    Voices Against Violence

    By Brinda J. Mehta

    Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective…

    Hardback – 2014-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

    Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

    By Pamela Karimi

    Examining Iran’s recent history through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran demonstrates that a significant component of the modernization process in Iran advanced beyond political and public spheres. On the cusp of Iran’s entry into…

    Hardback – 2013-01-30
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean

    Edited by Fatima Sadiqi

    Women in the Mediterranean have helped constitute new meanings of knowledge whilst simultaneously providing a wealth of material that is now part of the knowledge archive of the area. The inception of types of knowledge that differ from the conventional necessitates a re-definition of the concept…

    Hardback – 2012-11-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Mediterranean Studies

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