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Comparative Feminist Studies

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring

Editors: Shalaby, Marwa, Moghadam, Valentine M (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

Marwa Shalaby is the Fellow for the Middle East and Director of the Women's Rights in the Middle East Program at James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, USA. Her research focuses on comparative politics and research methodology, with a concentration on Middle Eastern politics, gender politics, and democratization.

Valentine M. Moghadam is Director of the International Affairs Program, and Professor of Sociology, at Northeastern University, USA. Born in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Moghadam studied in Canada and the U.S.  She is the author of Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East (1993, 2003, 2013), Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks (2005, winner of the American Political Science Association's Victoria Schuck Award), and Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement (2009, 2013).  

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Deconstructing Women’s Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa

    Shalaby, Marwa

    Pages 1-18

  • Interrogating the “Shari’a” Excuse: Religious Reasoning, International Law, and the Struggle for Gender Equality in the Middle East

    Chaudhry, Ayesha S.

    Pages 21-44

  • Normative Paradigms and Constraints on Equal Rights for Women in the Arab World

    Sonbol, Amira El Azhary

    Pages 45-62

  • No Agency Without Grassroots Autonomy: A Framework for Evaluating Women’s Political Inclusion in Jordan, Bahrain, and Morocco

    Welborne, Bozena C.

    Pages 65-90

  • Kin-Based Values and Attitudes Toward Gender Equality in Morocco and Egypt

    Abdulkadir, Rahma (et al.)

    Pages 91-117

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empowering Women after the Arab Spring
Editors
  • Marwa Shalaby
  • Valentine M Moghadam
Series Title
Comparative Feminist Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55747-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55747-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56792-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 226
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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