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Modernizing women : gender and social change in the Middle East

Author: Valentine M Moghadam
Publisher: Boulder, CO : L. Rienner, 1993.
Series: Women and change in the developing world.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the impact of social change in the Middle East on women's status and roles, as well as women's varied responses, this book focuses on the gender dynamics of some of the major social  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valentine M Moghadam
ISBN: 1555873464 9781555873462 1555873545 9781555873547
OCLC Number: 26851233
Description: xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Revolution, Islamization, and Women in Iran. Afghanistan: The Saur Revolution and Women's Rights. Revolution, State-Building, and Women --
4. Women, Patriarchy, and the Changing Family. The Patriarchal Society and the Extended Household. The Neopatriarchal State and Personal Status Laws. The Middle Eastern Muslim Family. The Demographic Transition and the Family. Social Change and the Family: The Significance of Education --
5. Islamist Movements and Women's Responses. Causes and Social Bases of Islamist Movements. Gharbzadegi: Problematics of Class and Gender. Personal Status Laws and the Control of Women. Women and Islamist Movements: Some Cases. Conclusions: Women's Responses to Islamist Movements --
6. Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Inequality, Accommodation, Resistance. Ideological Images of Women and the Sex/Gender System. Contradictions of the Islamist Discourse. Population, Sex Ratio, Fertility. Literacy and Education. Employment. Fertility, Education, and Employment: The Connections. Development Imperatives and Ideological Contradictions. Empowerment of Islamist Women --
7. Women and Social Change in Afghanistan. Afghan Social Structure and Its Implications for Women. Afghanistan: Prototype of a Weak State. Early Reforms Concerning Women. Characteristics of Afghan Patriarchy. The PDPA and Women's Rights. Internationalized Civil Conflict. From Revolution to Reconciliation. The Afghan Women's Council. The Democratic Youth Organization. Health. Literacy Drives. Women in the Refugee Camps --
8. Conclusion: All That Is Solid Is Melting into Air.
Series Title: Women and change in the developing world.
Responsibility: Valentine M. Moghadam.

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