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Gulf women

Author: Amira El Azhary Sonbol
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012.
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This ground-breaking collection of fifteen essays provides a greater understanding of the history of the Gulf and the Arab world as well as the history of Muslim women. The result of a project aimed at finding sources and studying the history of women in the region, the articles are presented thematically and chronologically, starting with ancient history, and moving on to the medieval, early modern and contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sonbol, Amira.
Gulf Women.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amira El Azhary Sonbol
ISBN: 9781780931227 1780931220
OCLC Number: 785785179
Description: 1 online resource (x, 454 pages)
Contents: Foreword / Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser --
Introduction : researching the Gulf / Amira El-Azhary Sonbol --
Women in Eastern Arabia : myth and representation / Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi (Professor of History, King Saud University, Riyadh) --
Tribalism, tribal feuds and the social status of women / Allen Fromherz (Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University) --
Women and politics in late Jahili and early Islamic Arabia : reading behind patriarchal history / Barbara Freyer Stowasser (Professor of Arabic, Georgetown University) --
Love discourse in Hijazi society under the Umayyads : a study in class and gender / Amira El-Zein (Visiting Associate Professor of Arabic/ Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Qatar) --
Nomadic histories : reflections on bedouin women's poetry from the Gulf region / Moneera al-Ghadeer (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Qatar University) --
Women and the economy : pre-oil Gulf states / Hoda El Saadi (Associate Professor of History, Cairo University) --
A labor of love : making space for midwives in Gulf history / Hibba Abugideiri (Assistant Professor of History, Villanova University) --
Women's religious activities in the Arabian peninsula : a historical outlook / Omaima Abou-Bakr (Professor of Literature, Cairo University) --
Women and education in the Gulf : between the modern and the traditional / Ramadan al-Khouli (Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Cairo University) --
Women of the Gulf during the first half of the twentieth century : a comparative study of American missionary archives and local memory / Fatma al-Sayegh (Professor of History, University of the Emirates) --
Some considerations on the family in the Arabian peninsula in the late Ottoman and early post-Ottoman period / Soraya Altorki (Professor of Anthropology, American University in Cairo) --
The family in Gulf history / Amira El-Azhary Sonbol (Professor of Islamic History, Law and Society, Georgetown University) --
Gender rights and Islamic legal tradition : an exploration / Ziba Mir-Hosseini (freelance academic at New York University and London) --
Gulf women and the codification of Muslim family law / Lynn Welchman (Professor, School of African and Oriental Studies, London).
Responsibility: edited by Amira El-Azhary Sonbol.

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Pioneering treatment of an under-researched area of Arab history and society  Read more...

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