From Patriarchy to Empowerment
Women's Participation, Movements, and Rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia
Edited by Valentine M. Moghadam
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From Patriarchy to Empowerment by Valentine M. Moghadam
Book DescriptionThis rich anthology offers twenty studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. These areas are home to large populations where women's rights have withered under patriarchal rule, and many are beset by civic unrest. The book shows how changes are occurring as flood tides of capital, people, and information erode entrenched gender regimes, giving birth to energetic and forward-thinking women's movements. Highly original, conceptually sophisticated, and eminently readable, this book illustrates how local women are transforming their collective fates by questioning their status, forming alliances, demanding full participation in economic development and the political process, and mining the opportunities afforded by globalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815631118
(254mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Valentine M. Moghadam
Social Policy in the Middle East, Hardback (November 2005)
Provides political and economic perspectives on social policy and its evolution in countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Chapters on Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia analyze its origins in populist state activities, its decline in the era of neoliberalism and prospects for its renewal in a democratizing context.
Patriarchy and Development, Hardback (June 1996)
A study of progress and setbacks in women's positions, linking them to aspects of the economic development process and state policies. It explores the changing position of women and gender relations, the relevance of the concept of patriarchy, and the impact of development on women and gender.
Gender and National Identity, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Valentine M. Moghadam
This collection explores the gender dynamic of political movements from both theoretical and political angles, to reveal how nationalism, revolution and Islamization are gendered processes. The book focuses on predominantly Muslim movements, taking examples from several different countries.
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Author Biography - Valentine M. Moghadam
Valentine M. Moghadam is professor of sociology and women's studies and director of the women's studies program at Purdue University. She is the author of several books including Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East.
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