Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance: Lessons from the Arab World

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance: Lessons from the Arab World
Editors: Maha El Said, Lena Meari, and Nicola Pratt
Subjects: Gender, Politics
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2015
Paperback, 272 pages
Every contributor here has insights to offer. I found myself re-thinking again and again what women activists created in the wake of their historic acts of political resistance. What a valuable book!'
Cynthia Enloe, author of Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered

'Boldly challenging Orientalist and liberalist analyses of the Arab world, El Said, Meari, and Pratt, assemble a set of brilliant interventions.'
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis

 

 

Ever since the uprisings that swept the Arab world, the role of Arab women in political transformations received unprecedented media attention. The copious commentary, however, has yet to result in any serious study of the gender dynamics of political upheaval.

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance is the first book to analyse the interplay between moments of sociopolitical transformation, emerging subjectivities and the different modes of women’s agency in forging new gender norms in the Arab world. Written by scholars and activists from the countries affected, including Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, this is an important addition to Middle Eastern gender studies.

 

 

Maha El Said is a professor at the English Department, Cairo University. She has more than 22 years of experience teaching at Egyptian universities with a special interest in American studies. She was the first to write a book-length dissertation on Arab-American poetry, in 1997.

Lena Meari is an assistant professor at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department and the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, Palestine. Her teaching, research interests and writing focus on settler colonialism in Palestine and formations of revolutionary movements, subjectivities, gender relations and development.

Nicola Pratt is reader in the international politics of the Middle East at University of Warwick. She has been researching and writing about Middle East politics since the end of the 1990s and is particularly interested in feminist approaches as well as ‘politics from below’.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781783602827 – Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resis
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