Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism (Gender) (Paperback)

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Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism (Gender) (Paperback)

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Jad traces the transformation of the Palestinian women's movement from the 1930s to the post-Oslo period and through the Second Intifada to examine the often-fraught relationship between women and nationalism in Palestine. Offering one of the first intensive studies of Islamist women's activism, Jad also explores the impact of emerging feminist NGOs in depoliticizing the secular Palestinian women's movement. Studying these two developments together illuminates the nature of women's engagement in the Palestinian space, challenging myths of gender roles' "immutability" under Islam and the supposed "modernizing" benefits of Western-style activism.
Islah Jad is associate professor in the Cultural Studies Department and the Institute for Women's Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780815636144
ISBN-10: 0815636148
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: December 26th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Gender