Gender and violence in the Middle East

TitleGender and violence in the Middle East
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEnnaji, Moha, and Fatima Sadiqi
Number of Pages279
CityNew York, U.S.A.

This book explores the relationship between Islamism, secularism and violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the authors examine the historical, cultural, religious, social, legal and political factors affecting this key issue.

Chapters by established scholars from within and outside the region highlight the interconnections of violence and various sources of power in the Middle East (the state, society, and the family), conceptions of violence as family and social practice and dominant discourse, and the role of violence as pattern for social structuring in the nation state.

By centring the chapters around these key areas, the volume provides an innovative theoretical and systematic research model for gender and violence in the Middle East and North Africa. Dealing with issues that are not easily accessible in the West, this book underlines the importance of understanding realities and problems relevant to Muslim and Arab societies and discusses possible ways of promoting reforms in the MENA region. As such it will be of great interest to students and scholars of gender studies, sociology, political science and criminal justice.[Google Books.]

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Introduction: contextualizing gender and violence in the Middle East, by Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi.
Conceptualization and theoretical background. Feminist anthropological perspectives on violence, by Patricia Zuckerhut.
Armed conflict and gender-based violence. Counter-narratives of Palestinian women: the construction of her-story and the politics of fear, by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian.
Gender, youth and institutional support in the occupied Palestinian territories, by Islah Jad.
Impact of armed conflict on gender roles in Lebanon, by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh.
Politics, war, and violence against women in Iraq and Afghanistan. War and gender in Bathist Iraq, by Achim Rohde Violence against Afghan women: tradition, religion, conflict, and war, by Anne E. Brodsky.
Religious and social violence against women. Religious-based violence against women, and feminist responses : Iran, Afghanistan, and Algeria, by Valentine M. Moghadam
Strategy in the battles over her: Islamism and secularism, by Sherifa Zuhur
Reproductive health correlates of intimate partner violence in Jordan, by Cari Jo Clark.
Gender-based discrimination and legal reform. Legal reforms on violence against women in Turkey: best practices, by Pinar Ilkkaracan and Liz Ercevik Amado
Violence against women in Morocco: advances, contentions, and strategies to combat it, by Moha Ennaji.
Language, sexual harassment and media. Women and the violence of stereotypes in Morocco, by Fatima Sadiqi. Dismantling the discourses of war: Palestinian women filmmakers address violence, by Nadia Yaqub.

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