Gender and violence in Islamic societies: patriarchy, Islamism and politics in the Middle East and North Africa

TitleGender and violence in Islamic societies: patriarchy, Islamism and politics in the Middle East and North Africa
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
Number of Pages286
PublisherI.B. Tauris
CityLondon
Abstract

As a result of the revolutions and movements of resistance that spread across the Middle East and North Africa after 2011, the issue of public violence by the state against both men and women dominated the headlines. But gender-based violence, in both its public and private forms, has for the most part remained unnoticed and is often ignored. The forms that this kind of violence can take are influenced by cultural norms and religious beliefs, as well as economic and political circumstances. Here, Zahia Smail Salhi brings together a wide range of examples of gender-based violence across the Middle East and North Africa, from working environments in Jordan to domestic abuse in Egypt, and from verbal violence against women in Tunisia and Algeria to analysis of violence against underage girl domestic workers in Morocco. The evidence demonstrates that the violence, far from being of universal character across the region, is instead diverse, in both its intensity and in the processes of addressing such violence. [From the publisher.]

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Gender and violence in the Middle East and North Africa: negotiating with patriarchal states and Islamism, by Zahia Smail Salhi.
Gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa: a ubiquitous phenomenon, by David Ghanim.
Women and violence in light of an Islamic normative ethical theory, by Mariam al-Attar.
The struggle against male violence with an egalitarian jurisprudence and religious conservative government: the case of secular Turkey, by Canan Aslan-Akman and Famta Tütüncü.
Working in a hostile environment: female labour segregation and women's impediments to private sector opportunities in Jordan, by Claudia Corsi.
Violence against underage girl domestic workers in Morocco, by Moha Ennaji.
Gender and violence in Egypt: prevalence and factors exposing women to the risk of domestic violence in Alexandria, by Heba M. Mamdouh and Ibrahim F. Kharboush.
Female genital mutilation between culture and religion: the case of Egypt, by Hiam Salaheldin Elgousi.
The insidious violence: a study of husband-wife power relations in the Algerian context, by Fatma Zohra Mebtouche Nedjai.
Gender use of expletives and verbal abuse: a Tunisian case, by Raoudha Kammoun.
Gender and language discrimination in EFL textbooks: female invisibility as a form of gender-based violence, by Souryana Yassine.

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