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Modernizing Patriarchy

Modernizing Patriarchy

The Politics of Women's Rights in Morocco

  • Author: Katja Zvan Elliott
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 1477302468
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 251
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Morocco is hailed by academics, international NGO workers, and the media as a trailblazer in women’s rights and legal reforms. The country is considered a model for other countries in the Middle East and North African region, but has Morocco made as much progress as experts and government officials claim? In Modernizing Patriarchy, Katja Žvan Elliott examines why women’s rights advances are lauded in Morocco in theory but are often not recognized in reality, despite the efforts of both Islamist and secular feminists. In Morocco, female literacy rates remain among the lowest in the region; many women are victims of gender-based violence despite legal reforms; and girls as young as twelve are still engaged to adult men, despite numerous reforms. Based on extensive ethnographic research and fieldwork in Oued al-Ouliya, Modernizing Patriarchy offers a window into the life of Moroccan Muslim women who, though often young and educated, find it difficult to lead a dignified life in a country where they are expected to have only one destiny: that of wife and mother. Žvan Elliott exposes their struggles with modernity and the legal reforms that are supposedly ameliorating their lives. In a balanced approach, she also presents male voices and their reasons for criticizing the prevailing women’s rights discourse. Compelling and insightful, Modernizing Patriarchy exposes the rarely talked about reality of Morocco’s approach toward reform.

Learning in Morocco

Learning in Morocco

Language Politics and the Abandoned Educational Dream

  • Author: Charis Boutieri
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253020506
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4960
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Learning in Morocco offers a rare look inside public education in the Middle East. While policymakers see a crisis in education based on demographics and financing, Moroccan high school students point to the effects of a highly politicized Arabization policy that has never been implemented coherently. In recent years, national policies to promote the use of Arabic have come into conflict with the demands of a neoliberal job market in which competence in French is still a prerequisite for advancement. Based on long-term research inside and outside classrooms, Charis Boutieri describes how students and teachers work within, or try to circumvent, the system, whose contradictory demands ultimately lead to disengagement and, on occasion, to students taking to the streets in protest.

Modernizing Women

Modernizing Women

Gender and Social Change in the Middle East

  • Author: Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781588261717
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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Extrait de la préface : "The subject of this study is social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan ; its impact on women's legal status and social positions ; and women's varied responses to, and involvment in, change processes. It also deals with constructions of gender during periods of social and political change. Social change is usually described in terms of modernization, revolution, cultural challenges, and social movements. Much of the standard literature on these topics does not examine women or gender, and thus [the author] hopes this study will contribute to an appreciation of the significance of gender in the midst of change. Neither are there many sociological studies on MENA and Afghansitan or studies on women in MENA and Afghanistan from a sociological perspective. Myths and stereotypes abund regarding women, Islam, and the region, and the sevents of September 11 and since have only compounded them. This book is intended in part to "normalize" the Middle East by underscoring the salience of structural determinants other than religion. It focuses on the major social-change processes in the region to show how women's lives are shaped not only by "Islam" and "culture", but also by economic development, the state, class location, and the world system. Why the focus on women ? It is [the autor's] contention that middle-class women are consciously and unconsciously major agents of social change in the region, at the vanguard of movements for modernity, democratization and citizenship."

The Arab State and Women's Rights

The Arab State and Women's Rights

The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

  • Author: Elham Manea
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113666310X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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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 state functions according to a certain ‘logic’ and ‘patterns’ which have direct consequences on its gender policies, in both the public and private spheres. Using the features of the Arab Authoritarian state as a basis for a theoretical framework of analysis, the author draws on detailed fieldwork and first-hand interviews to study women’s rights in three countries - Yemen, Syria, and Kuwait. She argues that the puzzle may be resolved once we focus on the features of the Arab state, and its stage of development. Offering a new approach to the study of gender and politics in Arab states, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of gender studies, international politics and Middle East studies.

Women and Social Change in North Africa

Women and Social Change in North Africa

What Counts as Revolutionary?

  • Author: Doris H. Gray,Nadia Sonneveld
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110841950X
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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A wide-ranging analysis of grass-roots activism, migration, legal, political and religious changes as basis for social transformation.

Everyday Life in Global Morocco

Everyday Life in Global Morocco

  • Author: RACHEL NEWCOMB
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253031303
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Following the story of one middle class family as they work, eat, love, and grow, Everyday Life in Global Morocco provides a moving and engaging exploration of how world issues impact lives. Rachel Newcomb shows how larger issues like gentrification, changing diets, and nontraditional approaches to marriage and fertility are changing what the everyday looks and feels like in Morocco. Newcomb’s close engagement with the Benjelloun family presents a broad range of responses to the multifaceted effects of globalization. The lived experience of the modern family is placed in contrast with the traditional expectation of how this family should operate. This juxtaposition encourages new ways of thinking about how modern the notion of globalization really is.

Moroccan Feminisms

Moroccan Feminisms

New Perspectives

  • Author: Moha Ennaji,Fatima Sadiqi,Karen Vintges
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781569024744
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 252
  • View: 2182
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Unlike Libya and Egypt, Morocco did not experience a revolution, yet neither did it escape the tumult of the Arab Spring - motivated by the feeling that change on the African continent was now possible, Moroccan feminists assembled. This is their story.

In the Name of Women s Rights

In the Name of Women s Rights

The Rise of Femonationalism

  • Author: Sara R. Farris
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822372924
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Sara R. Farris examines the demands for women's rights from an unlikely collection of right-wing nationalist political parties, neoliberals, and some feminist theorists and policy makers. Focusing on contemporary France, Italy, and the Netherlands, Farris labels this exploitation and co-optation of feminist themes by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns as “femonationalism.” She shows that by characterizing Muslim males as dangerous to western societies and as oppressors of women, and by emphasizing the need to rescue Muslim and migrant women, these groups use gender equality to justify their racist rhetoric and policies. This practice also serves an economic function. Farris analyzes how neoliberal civic integration policies and feminist groups funnel Muslim and non-western migrant women into the segregating domestic and caregiving industries, all the while claiming to promote their emancipation. In the Name of Women's Rights documents the links between racism, feminism, and the ways in which non-western women are instrumentalized for a variety of political and economic purposes.

Between Feminism and Islam

Between Feminism and Islam

Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

  • Author: Zakia Salime
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452932697
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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How feminists and Islamists have constituted each other’s agendas in Morocco

Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco

Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco

  • Author: Fatima Sadiqi
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004128530
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 1143
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This text is an original investigation in the complex relationship between women, gender, and language in a Muslim, multilingual, and multicultural setting. Moroccan women's use of monolingualism (oral literature) and multilingualism (code-switching) reflects their agency and gender-role subversion in a heavily patriarchal society.

States and Women's Rights

States and Women's Rights

The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco

  • Author: Mounira Charrad
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520935471
  • Category: History
  • Page: 341
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At a time when the situation of women in the Islamic world is of global interest, here is a study that unlocks the mystery of why women's fates vary so greatly from one country to another. Mounira M. Charrad analyzes the distinctive nature of Islamic legal codes by placing them in the larger context of state power in various societies. Charrad argues that many analysts miss what is going on in Islamic societies because they fail to recognize the logic of the kin-based model of social and political life, which she contrasts with the Western class-centered model. In a skillful synthesis, she shows how the logic of Islamic legal codes and kin-based political power affect the position of women. These provide the key to Charrad's empirical puzzle: why, after colonial rule, women in Tunisia gained broad legal rights (even in the absence of a feminist protest movement) while, despite similarities in culture and religion, women remained subordinated in post-independence Morocco and Algeria. Charrad's elegant theory, crisp writing, and solid scholarship make a unique contribution in developing a state-building paradigm to discuss women's rights. This book will interest readers in the fields of sociology, politics, law, women's studies, postcolonial studies, Middle Eastern studies, Middle Eastern history, French history, and Maghrib studies.

Women, Islam, and the State

Women, Islam, and the State

  • Author: Deniz Kandiyoti
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9780877227861
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 276
  • View: 4097
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This collection of original essays examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia. Arguing that Islam is not uniform across Muslim societies and that women's roles in these societies cannot be understood simply by looking at texts and laws. the contributors focus, instead, on the effects of the political projects of states on the lives of women.--provided by publisher.

From Patriarchy to Empowerment

From Patriarchy to Empowerment

Women's Participation, Movements, and Rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia

  • Author: Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815631118
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 414
  • View: 2670
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Offering 20 studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, this text shows how changes are occurring as capital, people, and information erode entrenched gender regimes, giving birth to energetic and forward-thinking women's movements.

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Progress Amid Resistance

  • Author: Sanja Kelly,Julia Breslin
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781442203976
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 672
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Freedom HouseOs innovative publication WomenOs Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance analyzes the status of women in the region, with a special focus on the gains and setbacks for womenOs rights since the first edition was released in 2005. The study presents a comparative evaluation of conditions for women in 17 countries and one territory: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (Palestinian Authority and Israeli-Occupied Territories), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The publication identifies the causes and consequences of gender inequality in the Middle East, and provides concrete recommendations for national and international policymakers and implementers. Freedom House is an independent nongovernmental organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights. The project has been embraced as a resource not only by international players like the United Nations and the World Bank, but also by regional womenOs rights organizations, individual activists, scholars, and governments worldwide. WomenOs rights in each country are assessed in five key areas: (1) Nondiscrimination and Access to Justice; (2) Autonomy, Security, and Freedom of the Person; (3) Economic Rights and Equal Opportunity; (4) Political Rights and Civic Voice; and (5) Social and Cultural Rights. The methodology is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the study results are presented through a set of numerical scores and analytical narrative reports.

The Logics of Gender Justice

The Logics of Gender Justice

State Action on Women's Rights Around the World

  • Author: Mala Htun,S. Laurel Weldon
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108278620
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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When and why do governments promote women's rights? Through comparative analysis of state action in seventy countries from 1975 to 2005, this book shows how different women's rights issues involve different histories, trigger different conflicts, and activate different sets of protagonists. Change on violence against women and workplace equality involves a logic of status politics: feminist movements leverage international norms to contest women's subordination. Family law, abortion, and contraception, which challenge the historical claim of religious groups to regulate kinship and reproduction, conform to a logic of doctrinal politics, which turns on relations between religious groups and the state. Publicly-paid parental leave and child care follow a logic of class politics, in which the strength of Left parties and overall economic conditions are more salient. The book reveals the multiple and complex pathways to gender justice, illuminating the opportunities and obstacles to social change for policymakers, advocates, and others seeking to advance women's rights.

Moroccan Feminist Discourses

Moroccan Feminist Discourses

  • Author: F. Sadiqi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137455098
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
  • View: 2447
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Both a scholarly and personal critique of current feminist Moroccan discourses, this book is a call for a larger-than-Islam framework that accommodates the Berber dimension. Sadiqi argues that current feminist discourse, both secular and Islamic ones, are not only divergent but limit the rich heritage, knowledge, and art of Berber women.

Adolescence in a Moroccan Town

Adolescence in a Moroccan Town

Making Social Sense

  • Author: Susan Schaefer Davis,Douglas A. Davis,John W. M. Whiting
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813527628
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5681
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Empowering Women after the Arab Spring

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring

  • Author: Marwa Shalaby,Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137557478
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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With studies on the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, this collection presents a theoretical framework on the study of women's empowerment amid the transformations that have shaped the social and political fabrics of Arab societies.

Year of the Elephant

Year of the Elephant

Revised Edition

  • Author: Barbara Parmenter
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292721722
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 127
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Includes glossary and interview with the author.

Scheherazade Goes West

Scheherazade Goes West

Different Cultures, Different Harems

  • Author: Fatema Mernissi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743422538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Throughout my childhood, my grandmother Yasmina, who was illiterate and grew up in a harem, repeated that to travel is the best way to learn and to empower yourself. "When a woman decides to use her wings, she takes big risks," she would tell me, but she was convinced that if you didn't use them, it hurt.... So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of clear-eyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. In her previous bestselling works, Mernissi -- widely recognized as the world's greatest living Koranic scholar and Islamic sociologist -- has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East. Now, as a writer and scholarly veteran of the high-wire act of straddling disparate societies, she trains her eyes on the female culture of the West. For her book's inspired central metaphor, Mernissi turns to the ancient Islamic tradition of oral storytelling, illuminating her grandmother's feminized, subversive, and highly erotic take on Scheherazade's wife-preserving tales from The Arabian Nights -- and then ingeniously applying them to her own lyrically embellished personal narrative. Interwoven with vivid ruminations on her childhood, her education, and her various international travels are the author's piquant musings on a range of deeply embedded societal conditions that add up, Mernissi argues, to a veritable "Western harem." A provocative and lively challenge to the common assumption that women have it so much better in the West than anywhere else in the world, Mernissi's book is an entrancing and timely look at the way we live here and now. By inspiring us to reconsider even the most commonplace aspects of our culture with fresh eyes and a healthy dose of suspicion, Scheherazade Goes West offers an invigorating, candid, and entertaining new perspective on the themes and ideas to which Betty Friedan first turned us on nearly forty years ago.