Gender and National Identity
Women and Politics in Muslim Societies
Edited by Valentine M. Moghadam
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Gender and National Identity by Valentine M. Moghadam
Book DescriptionGender politics exist inevitably in all Islamist movements that expect women to assume the burden of a largely male-defined tradition. Even in secular political movements in the Muslim world - notably those anti-colonial national liberation movements where women were actively involved- women have experiences since independence a general reversal of the gains made. This collection, written by women from the countries concerned, explores the gender dynamics of a variety of political movements with very different trajectories to reveal how nationalism, revolution and Islamization are all gendered processes. The authors explore women's experiences in the Algerian national liberation movement and more recently the fundamentalist FIS; similarly their involvement in the struggle to construct a Bengali national identity and independent Bangladeshi state; the events leading to the overthrow of the Shah and subsequent Islamization of Iran; revolution and civil war in Afghanistan; and the Palestinian Intifada. This book argues that in periods of rapid political change, women in Muslim societies are in reality central to efforts to construct a national identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856492461
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Valentine M. Moghadam
From Patriarchy to Empowerment, Paperback (July 2007)
Offers twenty studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. This 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.
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)» View all books by Valentine M. Moghadam
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.
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Author Biography - Valentine M. Moghadam
Valentine M Moghadam is a senior research fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki.
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