Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging

TitleArab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAbdulhadi, Rabab, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber
Number of Pages430
PublisherSyracuse University Press
CitySyracuse, NY
Abstract

In this collection, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate experiences to challenge simplistic and long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles among Arab communities. Poets, creative writers, artists, scholars, and activists employ a mix of genres to express feminist issues and highlight how Arab and Arab American feminist perspectives simultaneously inhabit multiple, overlapping, and intersecting spaces: within families and communities; in anticolonial and antiracist struggles; in debates over spirituality and the divine; within radical, feminist, and queer spaces; in academia and on the street; and among each other. Contributors explore themes as diverse as the intersections between gender, sexuality, Orientalism, racism, Islamophobia, and Zionism, and the restoration of Arab Jews to Arab American histories. 

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