Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Change and Continuity

Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Change and Continuity

by E. Haghighat-Sordellini

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Overview

Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Change and Continuity by E. Haghighat-Sordellini

This book explores the complexity of women's social status in the Middle East and North African region and fills a gap in the existing literature by providing an up-to-date and comprehensive portrait of women's status from a theoretical and socio-demographic perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137274106
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elhum Haghighat-Sordellini is an associate professor of Sociology and Political Science and chair of the Political Science Department at Lehman College, The City University of New York.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Path of Social and Economic Change According to the Modernization Theory Patriarchy, Modernization, and the Global Economy PART II: STATUS AND THE COMPONENT VARIABLES THAT INFLUENCE WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT IN THE MENA REGION Women's Status: The Question of Access to Resources and Women's Empowerment Fertility Patterns, Trends, and Women's Status Education and Status of Women Work: Definition& Patterns Labor Migration, Oil Revenue, and their Impact on Women's Employment PART III: CONCLUSION, DISCUSSION, AND CASE STUDIES

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