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Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

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The images of women in chadors or burqas as contrasted with images of belly dancers which circulate today as representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern women do not fluctuate from the images propagated by Orientalist paintings and colonial photographs which also offer contrasting representations of the veiled thus secluded and the naked or semi-naked thus eroticised Muslim/Oriental woman. As well as challenging the prevailing stereotypes of the Middle Eastern and North African women, the book aims to highlight the element of diversity which characterises the lives of these women and the regions to which they belong. The sense that most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries are Muslim does confer a common identity, a distinction from others that may serve to bridge wide social, cultural, and economic differences among them. However, it is also important to stress that significant elements other than Islam contribute to the making of MENA societies and women's cultural identities. This book was published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Author Biography

Zahia Smail Salhi is Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Gender, at the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds. She is an executive member of the Centre for Gender Studies at Leeds, and the Executive Director of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES).
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
206
ISBN-13
9780415549752
Product ID
3626077

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