Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation

Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation

by Zahra Ali


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316641620
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/13/2018
Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies , #51
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 869,520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Zahra Ali is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Her research explores the dynamics of women and gender, social and political movements in relation to Islam(s), the Middle East, and contexts of war and conflict with a focus on contemporary Iraq. Ali is also a Muslim feminist activist involved in anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggles.

Table of Contents

1. Genesis of the 'woman question': the colonial state and the rise and fall of the new Iraqi Republic (1917–68); 2. Women, gender, nation and the Ba'th authoritarian regime; 3. Experiencing the invasion and occupation and the women of the new regime; 4. The emergence of women's groups and networks after the fall of the Ba'th regime; 5. Kurdish women's activism in Iraqi Kurdistan; 6. Mobilizing for women's legal rights: gender and sectarianism; 7. Iraqi feminisms: searching for common grounds.

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