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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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This book presents ethnographic research conducted in an export zone textile factory in Binzart, Tunisia during the years leading up to the Arab Spring. The author focuses on the sexist management tactics in the factory, as well as women workers’ patterns of resistance and capitulation to sexual objectification and exploitation. Masculinity as enacted by men and by some women is revealed as fundamental to the processes of production. Certain women workers, Oueslati-Porter shows, challenge cisgender norms by appropriating masculinity for themselves, threatening men’s masculine supremacy. Furthermore, socio-cultural surveillance mechanisms in the factory and in the family is curtail the tensions posed by the presence of masculine women.
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.

About the authors

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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