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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.

The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights

The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights

  • Author: Susan Franceschet,Mona Lena Krook,Netina Tan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137590742
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women’s political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women’s right to vote and women’s right to run for political office. This dual focus makes this the first book to combine historical overviews of debates about enfranchising women alongside analyses of more contemporary efforts to increase women’s political representation around the globe. Chapter authors map and assess the impact of these groundbreaking reforms, providing insight into these dynamics in a wide array of countries where women’s suffrage and representation have taken different paths and led to varying degrees of transformation. On the eve of many countries celebrating a century of women’s suffrage, as well as record numbers of women elected and appointed to political office, this timely volume offers an important introduction to ongoing developments related to women’s political empowerment worldwide. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of gender and politics, women’s studies, history and sociology.

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
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A wide-ranging analysis of grass-roots activism, migration, legal, political and religious changes as basis for social transformation.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

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."

Women in Executive Power

Women in Executive Power

A Global Overview

  • Author: Gretchen Bauer,Director Center for Research on Women and Politics Manon Tremblay,Manon Tremblay
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136819150
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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A comprehensive regional study of women in the political executive power.

Mein Iran

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution

  • Author: Shirin Ebadi
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492975437
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Human Rights: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Human Rights: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199803989
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 24
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

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
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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.

Über die Revolution

Über die Revolution

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492964451
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
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Die globalen Veränderungen der letzten Jahrzehnte und das Ende des Kalten Krieges werfen ein neues Licht auf Hannah Arendts Schrift »Über die Revolution«. Arendt analysiert in dieser brillanten Studie eines der erstaunlichsten Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ausgehend von der amerikanischen und der Französischen Revolution, untersucht sie die Ablösung des Krieges als Mittel der gewaltsamen Veränderung durch die Revolution.

Reshaping the Holy

Reshaping the Holy

Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

  • Author: Elora Shehabuddin
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512554
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Through extensive field research, Elora Shehabuddin explores the profound implications of women's political and social mobilization for reshaping Islam. Specifically, she examines the lives of Muslim women in Bangladesh who have become increasingly mobilized by the activities of predominantly secular NGOs, yet who desire to retain, reclaim, and reshape-rather than reject-their faith. In their employment and in their interactions with the legal system, the state, NGOs, and political and religious groups, women are changing state practices, views of women in the public sphere, and the nature of lived Islam itself. In contrast to most work on Islam and Muslims, which has focused on the Middle East and has privileged the study of religious and legal texts, this book redirects our attention to South Asia, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, and emphasizes the actual experiences of Muslims. Women and gender, as well as Bangladesh's formally democratic context, are central to this inquiry and analysis.

Politische und gesellschaftliche Debatten in Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost

Politische und gesellschaftliche Debatten in Nordafrika, Nah- und Mittelost

Inhalte, Träger, Perspektiven

  • Author: Sigrid Faath
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783891730867
  • Category: Africa, North
  • Page: 506
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Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

  • Author: Raja Rhouni
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004176160
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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This book presents a detailed critical analysis of the work of Fatima Mernissi. Mernissi is considered to be one of the major figures in Feminist thought for both Morocco and Muslim society in general. This work discusses Mernissi's intellectual trajectory from 'secular' to 'Islamic' feminism in order to trace the evolution of so-called Islamic feminist theory. The book also engages critically with the work of other Muslim feminists, using frameworks and approaches developed in the works of Muslim reformist thinkers, namely Mohammed Arkoun and Nasr Abu Zaid, with the aim of engaging the theorization of this emerging Feminism.

Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

  • Author: Andrea Khalil
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317599160
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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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 feminism, women and political economy, and women’s rights in the context of political transitions. Chapters on Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Egypt are written by specialist and activists from those countries. It includes a rare, first hand insight into the gender debates, human rights violations and politics of post Qaddafi Libya, written by a Libyan scholar directly engaged in these developments. An analysis of post-Mubarak gender debates in Egypt is detailed by a gender activist and scholar currently engaged in these debates in favour of gender equitable legislation and human rights in Egypt. Two former Ministers of Women’s Affairs from Tunisia and Algeria, who are also prolific scholars, provide analysis on the situation of women’s rights in the context of Islamism and freedom of artistic expression in Tunisia and Algeria. In addition to these first hand accounts written by North African political and civil society actors, the book provides a comprehensive theoretical background that allows for readers to understand the historical and deeper cultural contexts of gender struggles. The Foreword frames the larger debate about gender equality and democratisation in the North Africa/Middle Eat region and clearly presents the lines of investigation of the chapters. Each chapter contains a clear framing of the subject that will orient, educate, and intelligently inform the general reader about the history, current developments and stakes of women’s struggles that have intensified and shifted since the beginning of the Arab Spring. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies.

Der Weiblichkeitswahn oder Die Selbstbefreiung der Frau

Der Weiblichkeitswahn oder Die Selbstbefreiung der Frau

Ein Emanzipationskonzept

  • Author: Betty Friedan
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3688100425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 282
  • View: 384
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Der Titel dieses heftig umstrittenen Bestsellers ist in die Umgangssprache eingegangen. Weiblichkeitswahn – das ist die von mächtigen wirtschaftlichen Interessengruppen manipulierte Umkehrung der Frauenemanzipation. Die Frau wird durch psychologische Dauerbeeinflussung in der Werbung und in den Massenmedien zur «glücklichen Hausfrau und Mutter» umfunktioniert, wird als kaufkräftige Konsumentin umschmeichelt und auf ein Sexualsymbol mit Warencharakter reduziert. Betty Friedan führt ein erdrückendes Beweismaterial ins Feld gegen das entstellte Image des weiblichen Wesens in unserer Zivilisation. Die Autorin zeigt allerdings auch Wege, auf denen die moderne Frau trotz aller Widerstände ihren eigenen Glücksansprüchen und denen der Familie gerecht werden kann. Dieses Werk einer intelligenten und temperamentvollen Frau über die Frau sollte auch Pflichtlektüre für Männer sein.

Die Frauen von Kairo

Die Frauen von Kairo

  • Author: Gérard de Nerval
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3743711095
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 68
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Gérard de Nerval: Die Frauen von Kairo Aus: Erzählungen in drei Bänden, München, Drei Masken Verlag, 1921, übersetzt von Alfred Wolfenstein. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Maurycy Gottlieb, Sklavenmarkt in Kairo, 1877. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Islamische Feminismen

Islamische Feminismen

  • Author: Zahra Ali
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783709202630
  • Category:
  • Page: 216
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Die Hörigkeit der Frau

Die Hörigkeit der Frau

  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women's rights
  • Page: 176
  • View: 4339
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