Gender, Textile Work, and Tunisian Women’s Liberation

Deviating Patterns

Authors: Oueslati-Porter, Claire

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  • Elucidates women’s varied strategies for contending with exploitation, from emphasized femininity to female masculinity
  • Promotes new understandings of women’s and men’s place in rapidly neoliberalizing MENA economies
  • Challenges oversimplified representations of Muslim women and men
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In this book, author Claire Oueslati-Porter describes her field research  in Binzart, Tunisia's sprawling factory zone and in the surrounding city. She blends conventional ethnography with auto-ethnography, leading readers inside a textile factory, among the women and men workers who navigate intensely gendered labor. While there is pressure to adhere to gendered codes of behavior in the factory, some women engage in subversive gender performances. Oueslati-Porter elucidates a phenomenon that is oft-neglected in studies of women in the Middle East and North Africa: gender-queerness. Further, Oueslati-Porter explores her own perceptions of being a researcher while also being a daughter-in-law in a Tunisian family, and a mother to a toddler-aged son while conducting field work. This ethnography centralizes women's waged and unwaged labor in the understanding of women’s rights

Gender, Textile Work, and Tunisian Women’s Liberation will be of interest to students andscholars of anthropology, sociology, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, LGBTQ+ studies,and Middle East and North Africa studies.

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Claire Oueslati-Porter is Senior Lecturer, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Anthropology, University of Miami, USA. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Textile Work, and Tunisian Women’s Liberation
Book Subtitle
Deviating Patterns
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24104-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24104-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24103-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 110
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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