The Veil In Kuwait

Author: N. Abdullah-Khan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137487429
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The Veil In Kuwait from the Author: N. Abdullah-Khan. The Veil in Kuwait explores the complex reasons behind why women veil and how they are perceived by those that do not veil. Religion, culture, family, tradition, and fashion are all explored to provide insight into this fascinating phenomenon that has received global interest.

Islamic Feminism In Kuwait

Author: A. González
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113730474X
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Islamic Feminism In Kuwait from the Author: A. González. Drawing on interviews and fieldwork in Kuwait and throughout the Arabian Peninsula, this book explores what cultural elites in the Arab Gulf region have to say about women's political and cultural rights and how their faith is or is not related to their politics.

Gender And Politics In Kuwait

Author: Meshal Al-Sabah
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857722603
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Gender And Politics In Kuwait from the Author: Meshal Al-Sabah. The role of women in politics in the Gulf is a much-debated and often little-understood subject in the West. In Gender and Politics in Kuwait, the author sheds new light on the struggle of Kuwaiti women for political participation, examining both the positions women hold in society and politics, and the discourses surrounding feminism and civil rights. He charts the history of women and their contribution to the Kuwaiti state, from independence and the writing of the constitution in the 1960s, through the Iraqi occupation in 1990, to the struggle for the right to vote and stand for election in the twenty-first century. In 2005, with the proportion of women in education and employment ever rising, women in Kuwait gained the right to vote and stand for election and in 2009 four female lawmakers were voted into parliament. This book explores how the struggle for women’s rights has influenced both the discourses surrounding the concept of women’s political participation in Islamic societies and wider ideas about democratization and modernization in the Middle East. Additionally, it examines how the issue of women’s rights in Kuwait reflects wider trends in society, such as tensions between classes, divergences between Sunni and Shi‘a and the struggle for power between liberal secularists and more traditional Islamists. Gender and Politics in Kuwait furthermore highlights the activities and efforts of social groups such as the Women’s Cultural and Social Society (WCSS) and the Nadi Al-Fatat (Girl’s Club), analysing the role of NGOs and civil society organisations in the everyday political and social lives of women in the Gulf. Drawing on the experiences of women in a range of roles in Kuwaiti society, including government, education, employment, civil society and the media, this is a comprehensive examination of gender politics and its impact in the Middle East.

Lifting The Veil

Author: Gunmeen Singh
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Lifting The Veil from the Author: Gunmeen Singh. The Position Of Women In The Muslim Societies, Especially In West Asia, Has Been A Subject Of Constant Conjecture. Traditional Mindsets And Cultural Hindrances Have Long Kept Women Behind The Veil, Leaving Them At The Mercy Of A Male-Dominated Society. A Widely Prevalent Notion Is That Women In Theses Countries Are Discriminated Against Far More Than Their Counterparts In Other Parts Of The World. There Is More Than An Iota Of Truth In Such A Perception. But, As The Present Study Finds Out, The Situation In The Six States Of The Gulf Cooperation Council, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia And A United Arab Emirates Is Not As Black And White As It Seems. A Closer Analysis Reveals Each Of These States Striving In Its Own Way To Provide The Other Half Of The Population With Better Rather Than Equal Opportunities. Despite Notable Success, Each State Has Its Own Scales Of Progress And Expectedly Has Many More Miles To Go.

Women And Revolution In Africa Asia And The New World

Author: Mary Ann Tétreault
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570030161
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Women And Revolution In Africa Asia And The New World from the Author: Mary Ann Tétreault. "Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World evaluates the effect of political upheaval on the way that women live and on the most basic of social organizations - the family." "The contributors use a variety of theoretical approaches to analyze how women as a class have experienced specific twentieth-century revolutions. They identify the issues that prompted women to participate in the struggles, the roles they played, the contributions they made, and their hopes for better lives for themselves as women in the post-revolutionary society. In some instances, gender issues were used to mobilize men in support of individuals and parties seeking political power in the new order, and in other cases, attempts by revolutionaries to spearhead changes in gender relations became focal points for counter-revolution. The contributors note why and how women themselves sometimes oppose changes in gender relations, and how that opposition affects post-revolutionary politics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Veil

Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520255186
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The Veil from the Author: Jennifer Heath. Veiling is a globally polarizing issue, a locus for the struggle between Islam and the West and between contemporary and traditional interpretations of Islam. This book examines the vastly misunderstood and multi-layered world of the veil. It explores and analyzes the cultures, politics, and histories of veiling.

The Routledge International Handbook To Veils And Veiling

Author: Anna-Mari Almila
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317041135
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The Routledge International Handbook To Veils And Veiling from the Author: Anna-Mari Almila. Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing politics, religion and gender, and conflicts over the nature of power, legitimacy, belief, freedom, agency and emancipation. In recent years, the veil has become both a potent and unsettling symbol and a rallying-point for discourse and rhetoric concerning women, Islam and the nature of politics. Early studies in gender, doctrine and politics of veiling appeared in the 1970s following the Islamic revival and ’re-veiling’ trends that were dramatically expressed by 1979’s Iranian Islamic revolution. In the 1990s, research focussed on the development of both an ’Islamic culture industry’ and greater urban middle class consumption of ’Islamic’ garments and dress styles across the Islamic world. In the last decade academics have studied Islamic fashion and marketing, the political role of the headscarf, the veiling of other religious groups such as Jews and Christians, and secular forms of modest dress. Using work from contributors across a range of disciplinary backgrounds and locations, this book brings together these research strands to form the most comprehensive book ever conceived on this topic. As such, this handbook will be of interest to scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, religious studies, politics and sociology.

The Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731823
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The Kabul Beauty School from the Author: Deborah Rodriguez. The Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women, all of whom have stories to tell, who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Arriving in Afghanistan in 2002 with nothing more than a beauty degree and a desire to help, Deborah Rodriguez set out on a course of action that would change her life and those of many Afghan women. The once proud tradition of beauty schools had been all but destroyed and with it Afghani womens ability to support themselves. As one of the founders of the Kabul Beauty School she set about training women and helping them rebuild their lives.