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Embodying geopolitics : generations of women's activism in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon

Author: Nicola Christine Pratt
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When women took to the streets during the mass protests of the Arab Spring, the subject of feminism in the Middle East and North Africa returned to the international spotlight. In the subsequent years, countless commentators treated the region's gender inequality as a consequence of fundamentally cultural or religious problems. In so doing, they overlooked the specifically political nature of these women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Eletronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pratt, Nicola Christine.
Embodying geopolitics
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2020010790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Christine Pratt
ISBN: 0520957652 9780520957657
OCLC Number: 1145899303
Notes: "Simpson, Imprint in Humanities."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction : embodying geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa --
Female respectability and embodied national sovereignty --
The 1967 defeat and its aftermath : the breakdown of the gender order and the expansion of women's activism --
The gendered effects of political repression and violence in the 1970s and 1980s --
The political economy of women's activism after the Cold War --
Women's rights as geopolitical discourse : the struggle over geography in the post-Cold War period --
The struggle over gender at the heart of the Arab uprisings --
The gendered geopolitics of fear and counterrevolution.
Responsibility: Nicola Pratt.
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"When women took to the streets during the mass protests of the Arab Spring, the subject of feminism in the Middle East and North Africa returned to the international spotlight. In the subsequent years, countless commentators treated the region's gender inequality as a consequence of fundamentally cultural or religious problems. In so doing, they overlooked the specifically political nature of these women's activism. Moving beyond such culturalist accounts, this book turns to the relations of power in regional and international politics to understand women's struggles for their rights. Based on over a hundred extensive personal narratives from women of different generations in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, Nicola Pratt traces women's activism from national independence through to the Arab uprisings, arguing that activist women are critical geopolitical actors. Weaving together these personal accounts with the ongoing legacies of colonialism, Embodying Geopolitics demonstrates how the production and regulation of gender is integrally bound up with the exercise and organization of geopolitical power, with consequences for women's activism and its effects"--

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"A compelling portrait of women working inside, outside, and against systems of power." * Foreign Affairs *

 
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