Mapping Arab Women’s Movements

A Century of Transformations from Within

Edited by Pernille Arenfeldt
Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

This pioneering collection of analyses focuses on the ideologies and activities of formal women’s organizations and informal women’s groups across

English edition
408 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774164989
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This pioneering collection of analyses focuses on the ideologies and activities of formal women’s organizations and informal women’s groups across a range of Arab countries. With contributions on Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the Arab diaspora in the United States, Mapping Arab Women’s Movements contributes to delineating similarities and differences between historical and contemporary efforts toward greater gender justice. The authors explore the origins of women’s movements, trace their development during the past century, and address the impact of counter-movements, alliances, and international collaborations within the region and beyond, providing accessible accounts for scholars and others interested in the Middle East and in women’s movements in other settings.

Pernille Arenfeldt

Pernille Arenfeldt is assistant professor of history at the American University of Sharjah. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley is associate professor of critical theory and women’s studies at the American University of Sharjah. She is the editor of Arab Women's Lives Retold: Exploring Identity Through Writing (AUC Press, 2007).

Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Nawar Al-Hassan Golley is assistant professor of English, critical theory, and women’s studies in the Department of Language and Literature at the American University of Sharjah. She is the author of Reading Arab Women’s Autobiographies: Shahrazad Tells Her Story.
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