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Womanpower : the Arab Debate on Women at Work

Author: Nadia Hijab
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Series: Cambridge books online.; Cambridge Middle East library, no. 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Womanpower unveils the lively but little-reported debate on women's position in the modern Arab world. It paints the picture from individual stories as well as national development programmes and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia Hijab
ISBN: 9780511628115 0511628110 9780521264433 052126443X
OCLC Number: 776969724
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of tables page ; Preface ; List of abbreviations ; Introduction ; The UN Decade for Women ; The Arab world and the UN Decade ; The Convention's rocky road ; Change at the grassroots level ; Tough times ahead ; 1 The great family law debate. A slow pace of change The Arab family: the key to society ; Women: the key to the family ; 'Equivalent' under the law ; The early days of Islam ; Restrictive interpretations ; The secular approach: Turkey ; Nationalism vs reform: Tunisia's 'Islamic secularism' An 'Islamic Marxist' approach: Democratic Yemen Leaving the law to the courts: Bahrain and Kuwait ; The debate on identity, religion and rights: Algeria ; The Egyptian family law saga ; Egyptian women argue their case ; A small step for womankind ... ; Appendix. 2 Cross-currents conservative and liberal 'Cultural loyalty' and the limits of debate ; Cultural colonialism ; Cultural loyalty and the status of women ; Feminism vs nationalism ; The establishment outlook ; Defining the role of religion in society ; Organisational strength. Reaching out to women The uses of veiling ; Islamic liberation ; How to define the role of women ; The liberal nationalists ; Questioning the framework ; The debate goes on ; 3 Arab women in the workforce ; Redefining development ; Some positive indicators.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.; Cambridge Middle East library, no. 16.
Responsibility: Nadia Hijab.

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