Middle East Gender Products

  • Narrating Postcolonial Arab Nations

    Communities, Temporalities, Affiliations

    By Lindsey Moore

    This book argues for the foundational and ongoing importance of the Arab world to postcolonial studies, challenging the marginality of Arab literary and theoretical contexts in the field to date and historicizing the 'Arab Spring' and its aftermath. Countering an emphasis in postcolonial studies on…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Edited by Jane Freedman, Zeynep Kivilcim, Nurcan Özgür Baklacıoğlu

    The refugee crisis that began in 2015 has seen thousands of refugees attempting to reach Europe, principally from Syria. The dangers and difficulties of this journey have been highlighted in the media, as have the political disagreements within Europe over the way to deal with the problem. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography

    Desirous Bodies

    By Staci Gem Scheiwiller

    Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Women and Leadership in Islamic Law

    A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts

    By David Solomon Jalajel

    Islamic law has traditionally prohibited women from being prayer leaders and heads of state. A small number of Muslims today are beginning to challenge this stance, but they face considerable opposition from the broader Muslim community. ‘Women and Leadership in Islamic Law’ examines the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Arab Spring and Peripheries

    A Decentring Research Agenda

    Edited by Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel

    The emerging literature on the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has largely focused on the evolution of the uprisings in cities and power centres. In order to reach a more diversified and inner understanding of the ‘Arab Spring’, this edited book examines how peripheries have reacted and contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Gender and Dance in Modern Iran

    Biopolitics on stage

    By Ida Meftahi

     Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Women of the Middle East

    Edited by Fatma Muge Gocek

    The academic study of women in the Middle East grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies. More recently, it has incorporated cutting-edge areas of academic endeavour, including critical theory and new thinking on sexuality, labour,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-07-06
    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 – 2014-12-05
    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, Qādiriyya Būdshīshiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ‘sober’…

    Hardback – 2014-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Sufi Series

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