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Author Holt, Maria, author

Title Women, Islam, and resistance in the Arab world / Maria Holt, Haifaa Jawad
Published Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013
copyright 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages)
Contents Women and Islamism in the Arab world -- Islamic discourses on women and violence -- Expressions of resistance : women and the Arab Spring -- Islam and revolution : Shiite women in Lebanon -- Islam and resistance : Iraqi women -- The violence of occupation : Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip -- The way forward
Summary How are women in the Arab world negotiating the male-dominated character of Islamist movements? Is their participation in the Islamic political project -- including violent resistance against foreign invasion and occupation -- the result of coercion, or of choice? Questioning assumptions about female powerlessness in Muslim societies, Maria Holt and Haifaa Jawad explore the resistance struggles taking place in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and elsewhere in the Middle East from the perspectives of the women involved. The authors make extensive use of vivid personal testimonies as they examine the influence of such factors as religion, patriarchy, and traditional practices in determining women's modes of participation in conflicts. In the process, they add to our knowledge not only of how women are affected by political violence, but also of how their involvement is beginning to change the rules that govern their societies
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed January 21, 2016)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index
Notes In English
Subject Political participation -- Arab countries -- 21st century.
Women and religion -- Arab countries.
Women and war -- Arab countries.
Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Jawad, H. A., author
ISBN 1626376581