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Middle East Gender Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 13 new and published books in the subject of Middle East Gender — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam

    By Zahra Tizro

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    By Elham Manea

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Dissident Writings of Arab Women

    Voices Against Violence

    By Brinda J. Mehta

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist framings of Arab identity through a series of reflective...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran

    Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

    By Pamela Karimi

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Examining Iran’s recent history through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran demonstrates that a significant component of the modernization process in Iran advanced beyond political and public spheres. On the cusp of Iran’s entry into...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean

    Edited by Fatima Sadiqi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Mediterranean Studies

    Women in the Mediterranean have helped constitute new meanings of knowledge whilst simultaneously providing a wealth of material that is now part of the knowledge archive of the area. The inception of types of knowledge that differ from the conventional necessitates a re-definition of the concept...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women and Turkish Cinema

    Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation

    By Eylem Atakav

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle East Film and Media

    Since 2000, there has been a considerable effort in Turkish cinema to come to terms with the military’s intervention in politics and subsequent national trauma. It has resulted in an outpouring of cinematic texts. This book focuses on women and Turkish cinema in the context of gender politics,...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Social and Gender Inequality in Oman

    The Power of Religious and Political Tradition

    By Khalid M. Al-Azri

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Looking at the social, political and legal changes in Oman since 1970, this book challenges the Islamic and tribal traditional cultural norms relating to marriage, divorce and women’s rights which guide social and legal practice in the modern Omani state. The book argues that despite the...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Navigating Contemporary Iran

    Challenging Economic, Social and Political Perceptions

    Edited by Eric Hooglund, Leif Stenberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

    This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such...

    Published February 7th 2012 by Routledge