From Patriarchy to Empowerment: Women’s Participation, Movements, and Rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia

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Valentine Moghadam
Syracuse University Press, Jun 18, 2007 - Social Science - 432 pages
This 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 huge 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 imminently 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 opportunities afforded by globalization.
 

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Contents

moghadam 1 Womens Empowerment
1
deborah j gerner 2 Mobilizing Women for Nationalist Agendas
17
abla amawi 3 Against All Odds
40
senzil nawid 4 Afghan Women under Marxism
58
Negotiating Transnational
97
loubna h skalli 7 WomenCommunications
120
ahmad shamshad 8 Womens Empowerment in India
139
laetitia cairoli 9 Girl but Not Woman
160
ibrahim almarashi 13 Feminism and Censorship
230
ami mark van ommeren Tradition Changing Roles
243
poonam saxena 15 The Menace of Dowry
258
lilia labidi 16 Islamic Law Feminism and Family
278
evelyne accad 17 Gender and Violence
293
ziva flamhaft 18 Iron Breaks
311
moghadam 19 PeaceBuilding
327
Measuring Women
353

ayse gunduzhosgor 10 The Status of Rural Women in Turkey
180
EducationTradition and Modernization
203
carol malt 12 Museum Feminization?
215

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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 or editor of several books including Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East and Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks.

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