Women, Politics, and the United Nations

Author: Anne Winslow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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Participants and scholars appraise the successes and failures of women's agendas at the UN and international conferences for equality and full partnership.

Women, Islam, and the State

Author: Deniz Kandiyoti

Publisher: Temple University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 620

This collection of original essays examines the relationship between Islam, the nature of state projects, and the position of women in the modern nation states of the Middle East and South Asia. Arguing that Islam is not uniform across Muslim societies and that women's roles in these societies cannot be understood simply by looking at texts and laws. the contributors focus, instead, on the effects of the political projects of states on the lives of women.--provided by publisher.

Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco

Author: Fatima Sadiqi

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 935

This text is an original investigation in the complex relationship between women, gender, and language in a Muslim, multilingual, and multicultural setting. Moroccan women's use of monolingualism (oral literature) and multilingualism (code-switching) reflects their agency and gender-role subversion in a heavily patriarchal society.

Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History

Author: Amira El Azhary Sonbol

Publisher: Syracuse University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 415

A collection of 18 essays that covers a wide range of material and re-evaluates women's studies and Middle Eastern studies, Muslim women and the Shari'a courts, the Ottoman household, Dhimmi communities, family law, morality and violence.

What Happened to the Women?

Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations

Author: Ruth Rubio-Marín

Publisher: SSRC


Category: History

Page: 346

View: 589

The first volume of the International Center for Transitional Justice's new Advancing Transitional Justice Series. Published with the support of the International Development Research Centre. What happens to women whose lives are transformed by human rights violations? What happens to the voices of victimized women once they have their day in court or in front of a truth commission? Women face a double marginalization under authoritarian regimes and during and after violent conflicts. Nonetheless, reparations programs are rarely designed to address the needs of women victims. What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, argues for the introduction of a gender dimension into reparations programs. The volume explores gender and reparations policies in Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Timor-Leste.

All the Women of the Bible

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 373

Dr. Herbert Lockyer provides a convenient commentary on all the named and unnamed women of the Bible from Abi to Zipporah.

Women, Work, and Divorce

Author: Richard R. Peterson

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 405

This book considers how women cope with the economic hardship which accompanies divorce, using national longitudinal data on a generation of women in the United States. These women came of age at a time when they were expected to give priority to family roles over work roles. Yet by the time many of them were divorced in the 1970s, with the climate of changing perceptions of gender roles, women were expected to work, and were unprepared for the economic disruption caused by divorce. Peterson analyzes the experiences of women drawing upon sociological and economic approaches to the study of labor market outcomes, and of life-cycle events. He shows how over the long term most divorced women can make at least a partial recovery, but divorced women with children have a more difficult time making work adjustments, and experience greater economic deprivation. Given the continuing high rates of divorce, Peterson's findings highlight the importance of work rather than marriage for women's economic security.

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

A Global Perspective

Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 339

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Women in Africa

Studies in Social and Economic Change

Author: Nancy Hafkin

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 570

This collection of papers-all but one previously unpublished-presents the results of recent field research in the disciplines of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and economics. The chief emphasis here is on change: on viewing African women as agents of change from the first arrival of Europeans to the present; and on seeking to change the perspective from which African women have been studied in the past. The papers encompass settings as diverse as eighteenth-century Senegal and contemporary Mozambique. Politically and socially, too, the local settings are various, including an Igbo village, the marketplaces of Abidjan and Accra, a development scheme in rural Tanzania, the churches of Freetown, and the streets of Mombasa. The contributors are Iris Berger, James L. Brain, George E. Brooks, Jr., Margaret Jean Hay, Barbara C. Lewis, Leith Mullings, Kamene Okonjo, Claire Robertson, Filomina Chioma Steady, Margaret Strobel, and Judith VanAllen.