Arab Women: Old Boundaries New Frontiers

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Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Indiana University Press, 1993 - Social Science - 264 pages
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The notion of old boundaries and new frontiers posits the present as a time of change for women in the Arab world. Under the headings of gender discourses, women’s work and development, politics and power, and gender roles and relations, a distinguished group of feminist scholars address Arab women’s changing lives.ContentsJudith E. Tucker, “Introduction”Barbara F. Stowasser, “Women’s Issues in Modern Islamic Thought”Mervat Hatem, “Toward the Development of Post-Islamist and Post-Nationalist Feminist Discourses in the Middle East”Julie M. Peteet, “Authenticity and Gender: The Presentation of Culture”Margaret L. Meriwether, “Women and Economic Change in Nineteenth-Century Syria: The Case of Aleppo”Evelyn Aleene Early, “Getting It Together: Baladi Egyptian Businesswomen”Souad Dajani, “Palestinian Women under Israeli Occupation: Implications for Development”Margot Badran, “Independent Women: More Than a Century of Feminism in Egypt”Sondra Hale, “Transforming Culture or Fostering Second-Hand Consciousness? Women’s FrontOrganizations and Revolutionary Parties—The Sudan Case”Rosemary Sayigh, “Palestinian Women and Politics in Lebanon”Judith E. Tucker, “The Arab Family in History: ‘Otherness’ and the Study of the Family”Susan Schaefer Davis, “Changing Gender Relations in a Moroccan Town”Evelyne Accad, “Rebellion, Maturity, and the Social Context: Arab Women’s Special Contribution to Literature”

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Judith E. Tucker is a Professor of History at Georgetown University. She is the author of "Women in Nineteenth Century Egypt "(1985)and the editor of "Arab Women: Old Boundaries, New Frontiers "(1993).

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