Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Understanding North African Women's Movements Post "Arab Spring"

In 2010 and 2011 unexpected and transformative revolutions kicked off in North Africa and quickly spread to the Middle East and the rest of the world. Spontaneous, leaderless, youth-driven, and backed by social media, these revolutions called for karamah (dignity) and democracy. Now an important new book, edited by Fatima Sadiqi, examines the effect on women and women's movements post "Arab Spring"

Centering on women's movements before, during, and after the revolutions, Women's Movements in Post-"Arab Spring" North Africa highlights the broader sources of authority that affected the emergence of new feminist actors and agents and their impact on the sociopolitical landscapes of the region.

Until recently, studies of North African women's movements have focused on single aspects of women's achievements at a time. By providing a comparative analysis, this book for the first time sheds light not only on the role that these superstructures play in shaping women's experiences in North Africa, but also on the rich variety of women's responses to authority, and their potential contributions to African and global feminist thought.

From the pre-history of the revolutions to their aftermath, the far-reaching historical and national scope of this collection expands the study of women's movements in North Africa beyond national borders, while still paying close attention to local characteristics.

Contributors include: Khadija Arfaoui, Independent Scholar, Tunisia. Margot Badran, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA. Soumia Boutkhil, Mohammed I University, Morocco. Miriam Cooke, Duke University, USA.  Névine El Nossery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.  Manal Elattir, Anarouz, Morocco. Yamina El Kirat El Allame, Mohammed V University, Morocco. Moha Ennaji, Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies, Morocco; Rutgers University, USA.  Sondra Hale, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.  Nabila Hamza, Independent Scholar, Tunisia.  Rachida Kerkech, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), France; University Mohammed V, Morocco. Moushira Khattab, Independent Scholar, Egypt.  Lilia Labidi, University of Tunis, Tunisia; Woodrow Wilson Center, USA.  Céline Lesourd, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.  Ellen McLearney, Duke University, USA.  Amanda Rogers, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.  Youness Tihm, Brandeis University, USA.  Rachid Tlemçani, University of Algiers, Algeria.  Dina Wahba, Cairo University, Egypt. Abdellatif Zaki, Hassan II Institute for Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco.

Fatima Sadiqi is Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies at the University of Fez, Morocco. Her work focuses on women's issues in modern North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean world. She is author and editor of numerous volumes and journal issues, including Women, Gender and Language (Brill, 2013), Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean (Routledge, 2013), and Moroccan Feminist Discourses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Women's Movements in Post-"Arab Spring" North Africa
ISBN 9781137506757
Publication Date March 2016
Formats Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

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