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Author Jād, Iṣlāḥ, author

Title Palestinian women's activism : nationalism, secularism, Islamism / Islah Jad
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2018
©2018
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 260 pages)
Series Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Contents Uprooted nation, stateless nationalism: palestinian women's activism in context -- The conundrums of post-Oslo Palestine : from militants to citizens without citizenship -- Between faith and feminism : Islamist women of Hamas -- The "new Islamic woman" : gender discourse and Islamist politics -- Conclusions : Islamists and the forging of a common ground between women -- Epilogue : the political life of Palestinian women since 2004 -- Appendix A. Chronology of Palestinian women's organizations -- Appendix B. List of interviews by organization
Summary The political and public life of Palestinian women has been influenced by a number of factors, most importantly successive waves of occupation of Palestine by various forms of colonization; the evolution and growth of the Palestinian national resistance movement; development of the national movement (later the Palestinian Authority); and the evolution and growth of the feminist movement. This book analyses the structural and ideological transformations of the contemporary Palestinian women's movements in the aftermath of the signing of the Oslo Agreement in 1993 between Israel and the PLO. Based on in-depth interviews with male and female activists and members of different organisations, I provide an analytical overview of the evolution and current configuration of the contemporary women's movements. A detailed analysis of the discourses and structures of the mass-based organisation (PFWAC), the women's NGO (WCLAC) and the women's division of Hamas (studied for the first time) is presented
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 24, 2019)
Subject Ḥizb al-Khalāṣ al-Waṭanī al-Islāmī.
Ittiḥād Jamʻīyāt al-Marʼah al-Filasṭīnīyah.
Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committees.
Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counselling.
Feminism -- Gaza Strip.
Feminism -- West Bank.
Islam and politics -- Gaza Strip.
Islam and politics -- West Bank.
Non-governmental organizations -- Gaza Strip.
Non-governmental organizations -- West Bank.
Women, Palestinian Arab -- Political activity -- Gaza Strip.
Women, Palestinian Arab -- Political activity -- West Bank.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018051492
ISBN 0815654596 (electronic book)
9780815654599 (electronic book)
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