Modernizing Patriarchy

The Politics of Women's Rights in Morocco

Author: Katja Zvan Elliott

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477302468

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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Morocco is hailed by academics, international NGO workers, and the media as a trailblazer in women’s rights and legal reforms. The country is considered a model for other countries in the Middle East and North African region, but has Morocco made as much progress as experts and government officials claim? In Modernizing Patriarchy, Katja Žvan Elliott examines why women’s rights advances are lauded in Morocco in theory but are often not recognized in reality, despite the efforts of both Islamist and secular feminists. In Morocco, female literacy rates remain among the lowest in the region; many women are victims of gender-based violence despite legal reforms; and girls as young as twelve are still engaged to adult men, despite numerous reforms. Based on extensive ethnographic research and fieldwork in Oued al-Ouliya, Modernizing Patriarchy offers a window into the life of Moroccan Muslim women who, though often young and educated, find it difficult to lead a dignified life in a country where they are expected to have only one destiny: that of wife and mother. Žvan Elliott exposes their struggles with modernity and the legal reforms that are supposedly ameliorating their lives. In a balanced approach, she also presents male voices and their reasons for criticizing the prevailing women’s rights discourse. Compelling and insightful, Modernizing Patriarchy exposes the rarely talked about reality of Morocco’s approach toward reform.

The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights

Author: Susan Franceschet,Mona Lena Krook,Netina Tan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137590742

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This Palgrave Handbook provides a definitive account of women’s political rights across all major regions of the world, focusing both on women’s right to vote and women’s right to run for political office. This dual focus makes this the first book to combine historical overviews of debates about enfranchising women alongside analyses of more contemporary efforts to increase women’s political representation around the globe. Chapter authors map and assess the impact of these groundbreaking reforms, providing insight into these dynamics in a wide array of countries where women’s suffrage and representation have taken different paths and led to varying degrees of transformation. On the eve of many countries celebrating a century of women’s suffrage, as well as record numbers of women elected and appointed to political office, this timely volume offers an important introduction to ongoing developments related to women’s political empowerment worldwide. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the fields of gender and politics, women’s studies, history and sociology.

Women and Social Change in North Africa

What Counts as Revolutionary?

Author: Doris H. Gray,Nadia Sonneveld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110841950X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A wide-ranging analysis of grass-roots activism, migration, legal, political and religious changes as basis for social transformation.

Women in Executive Power

A Global Overview

Author: Gretchen Bauer,Director Center for Research on Women and Politics Manon Tremblay,Manon Tremblay

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136819150

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 565

A comprehensive regional study of women in the political executive power.

Der Autoritäre Staat

Ein Versuch Über Das Österreichische Staatsproblem

Author: Erich Voegelin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709120262

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 2567

Die wissenschaftliehe Bearbeitung eines geschichtlichen Gegen standes verleiht ihm dureh die Harte der Begriffe eine Farbe der Endgultigkeit, welahe die Wirklichkeit nie hat; und es besteht daher die Gefahr, daB der unkritische Leser die Urteile des Ver fassers dogmatisiere, daB der kriti

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution

Author: Shirin Ebadi

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492975437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Die Qadrî-Pâshâ-Kodifikation

islamisches Personalstatut der hanafitischen Rechtsschule

Author: Hans-Georg Ebert

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631596159

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 215

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Der agyptische Jurist Muhammad Qadri Pasha (gestorben 1886) veroffentlichte im Jahre 1875 erstmalig in der islamischen Welt eine nach westlichem Muster erstellte Kodifikation des islamischen Familien-, Personen- und Erbrechts. Aufgrund seiner rechtlichen und sprachlichen Fahigkeiten legte er ein detailliertes Gesetz vor, welches sich ausschliesslich an den Bestimmungen der hanafitischen Rechtsschule orientierte. Die Umgestaltung des agyptischen Gerichtssystems Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, aber auch der Informationsbedarf europaischer Lander liessen diese Kodifikation zu einer wichtigen Quelle fur rechtliche Entscheidungen in Agypten und im Maschrek, aber auch in Bezug auf Muslime in Europa werden. Bis heute wird der Rechtstext zu Rate gezogen, wenn es um Rechtslucken und rechtliche Interpretationen zum Personalstatut arabischer Lander geht. Zudem diente und dient der Text als Grundlage fur derartige Gesetze in vielen islamischen Staaten. Die Ubersetzung der Qadri-Pasha-Kodifikation basiert auf der ursprunglichen arabischen Textvorlage."

Human Rights: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803989

Category: Social Science

Page: 24

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Modernizing Women

Gender and Social Change in the Middle East

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588261717

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Extrait de la préface : "The subject of this study is social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan ; its impact on women's legal status and social positions ; and women's varied responses to, and involvment in, change processes. It also deals with constructions of gender during periods of social and political change. Social change is usually described in terms of modernization, revolution, cultural challenges, and social movements. Much of the standard literature on these topics does not examine women or gender, and thus [the author] hopes this study will contribute to an appreciation of the significance of gender in the midst of change. Neither are there many sociological studies on MENA and Afghansitan or studies on women in MENA and Afghanistan from a sociological perspective. Myths and stereotypes abund regarding women, Islam, and the region, and the sevents of September 11 and since have only compounded them. This book is intended in part to "normalize" the Middle East by underscoring the salience of structural determinants other than religion. It focuses on the major social-change processes in the region to show how women's lives are shaped not only by "Islam" and "culture", but also by economic development, the state, class location, and the world system. Why the focus on women ? It is [the autor's] contention that middle-class women are consciously and unconsciously major agents of social change in the region, at the vanguard of movements for modernity, democratization and citizenship."

From Patriarchy to Empowerment

Women's Participation, Movements, and Rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631118

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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Offering 20 studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, this text shows how changes are occurring as capital, people, and information erode entrenched gender regimes, giving birth to energetic and forward-thinking women's movements.

Reshaping the Holy

Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

Author: Elora Shehabuddin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512554

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Through extensive field research, Elora Shehabuddin explores the profound implications of women's political and social mobilization for reshaping Islam. Specifically, she examines the lives of Muslim women in Bangladesh who have become increasingly mobilized by the activities of predominantly secular NGOs, yet who desire to retain, reclaim, and reshape-rather than reject-their faith. In their employment and in their interactions with the legal system, the state, NGOs, and political and religious groups, women are changing state practices, views of women in the public sphere, and the nature of lived Islam itself. In contrast to most work on Islam and Muslims, which has focused on the Middle East and has privileged the study of religious and legal texts, this book redirects our attention to South Asia, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, and emphasizes the actual experiences of Muslims. Women and gender, as well as Bangladesh's formally democratic context, are central to this inquiry and analysis.

Verworfenes Leben

die Ausgegrenzten der Moderne

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936096576

Category: Moderne - Ausgrenzung - Verelendung - Globalisierung

Page: 195

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In seinem neuen Buch blickt Zygmunt Bauman hinter die Kulissen unserer globalisierten Gegenwart. Seine These trifft den Kern der neuzeitlichen Rationalität: Ein - wenn nicht sogar das zentrale - Ergebnis von Modernisierungsprozessen besteht in der Exklusion von Menschen aus den sozialen, nationalstaatlichen und kulturellen Zusammenhängen. Ortlose Migranten, Flüchtlinge und für "überflüssig" gehaltene Menschen - in ihrem Schicksal manifestiert sich die Tatsache, daß die Entwicklung der modernen Gesellschaften in ökonomischer und politischer Hinsicht nicht etwa in der Integration aller besteht. Ganz im Gegenteil: Die Moderne wirkt sich höchst selektiv aus; Deprivation ist ihr besonderes Kennzeichen. Bauman zeigt auf, wie Exklusion mit der Modernisierung und Globalisierung einhergeht. Wenn die gesamte Welt von der ökonomischen Rationalität erfaßt ist, existiert kein Ort mehr, der die wirtschaftliche "Freisetzung" oder kulturelle "Entwurzelung" von Menschen auffangen kann, und die Konsequenzen des sogeannten Fortschritts werden weltweit spürbar. Auf lokaler Ebene manifestiert sich dann die Notwendigkeit, Lösungen für global produzierte Probleme zu finden - ein Projekt ohne große Erfolgschancen, so scheint es. Tatsächlich hat, so Bauman, die kulturelle Logik der globalen Modernisierung etwas vom Orwellschen "Big Brother" - nicht im Sinn der Gleichschaltung von Menschen, sondern in der Anmaßung, zu bestimmen, wer gebraucht wird, wer dazugehört und in einem Staat leben darf und wer nicht. Aus dieser Logik speisen sich Ängste, die beispielsweise Begegnungen mit "asylsuchenden" Immigranten ebenso prägen wie diffuse sicherheitspolitische Befürchtungen, die das staatliche Gewaltmonopol in diskriminierende Maßnahmen für bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen ummünzen. Nach seinen Büchern über das "Unbehagen in der Kultur" und "Die Krise der Politik" liefert Bauman mit "Verworfenes Leben"

Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

Author: Andrea Khalil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317599160

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This book provides a unique investigation into the gender dynamics of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in North Africa. It covers issues such as gender legislation in the post-revolution period, sexual harassment, gender activism, politics and the female body, women and Islamist movements, state feminism, women and political economy, and women’s rights in the context of political transitions. Chapters on Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Egypt are written by specialist and activists from those countries. It includes a rare, first hand insight into the gender debates, human rights violations and politics of post Qaddafi Libya, written by a Libyan scholar directly engaged in these developments. An analysis of post-Mubarak gender debates in Egypt is detailed by a gender activist and scholar currently engaged in these debates in favour of gender equitable legislation and human rights in Egypt. Two former Ministers of Women’s Affairs from Tunisia and Algeria, who are also prolific scholars, provide analysis on the situation of women’s rights in the context of Islamism and freedom of artistic expression in Tunisia and Algeria. In addition to these first hand accounts written by North African political and civil society actors, the book provides a comprehensive theoretical background that allows for readers to understand the historical and deeper cultural contexts of gender struggles. The Foreword frames the larger debate about gender equality and democratisation in the North Africa/Middle Eat region and clearly presents the lines of investigation of the chapters. Each chapter contains a clear framing of the subject that will orient, educate, and intelligently inform the general reader about the history, current developments and stakes of women’s struggles that have intensified and shifted since the beginning of the Arab Spring. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies.


Author: Rainer Emig,Sabine Demel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sex role

Page: 175

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Die Frauen von Kairo

Author: Gérard de Nerval

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743711095

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

View: 2240

Gérard de Nerval: Die Frauen von Kairo Aus: Erzählungen in drei Bänden, München, Drei Masken Verlag, 1921, übersetzt von Alfred Wolfenstein. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Maurycy Gottlieb, Sklavenmarkt in Kairo, 1877. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.