BN.com Gift Guide

Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Not Available on BN.com
 

Overview

Moghadam's influential study of gender dynamics and social processes in the Middle East has been fully updated to reflect a decade of major changes - including shifts in development strategy and population policy, the rise of a reform movement in Iran incorporating both Islamic and secular feminists, the fundamentalist war on feminists in Algeria, and the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. New data and analysis of emerging trends make this second edition a welcome successor.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Writing from a Marxist-feminist perspective, Moghadam (economics, United Nations U., Helsinki) argues that middle-class women are at the center of change in the Middle East. She examines economic development, women's employment, the family, Islamic movements, and other social processes in a number of countries, and provides detailed case studies of Afghanistan and Iran. Paper edition (354-5), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588261953
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note on Transliteration and the Iranian Calendar
1 Recasting the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan 1
2 Economic Development, State Policy, and Women's Employment 33
3 Reforms, Revolutions, and "the Woman Question" 79
4 Patriarchy and the Changing Family 113
5 Islamist Movements and Women's Responses 151
6 Iran: From Islamization to Islamic Feminism - and Beyond? 193
7 Afghanistan: Revolution, Reaction, and Attempted Reconstruction 227
8 All That Is Solid Melts into Air ... 227
List of Acronyms 299
Selected Bibliography 301
Index 307
About the Book 325
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)