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.

Islamophobia Victimisation And The Veil

Author: I. Zempi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137356154
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Islamophobia Victimisation And The Veil from the Author: I. Zempi. This book examines the experiences of veiled Muslim women as victims of Islamophobia, and the impact of this victimisation upon women, their families and wider Muslim communities. It proposes a more effective approach to engaging with these victims; one which recognises their multiple vulnerabilities and their distinct cultural and religious needs.

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.


Author: Rafia Zakaria
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501322788
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Veil from the Author: Rafia Zakaria. Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The veil can be an instrument of feminist empowerment, and veiled anonymity can confer power to women. Starting from her own marriage ceremony at which she first wore a full veil, Rafia Zakaria examines how veils do more than they get credit for. Part memoir and part philosophical investigation, Veil questions that what is seen is always good and free, and that what is veiled can only signal servility and subterfuge. From personal encounters with the veil in France (where it is banned) to Iran (where it is compulsory), Zakaria shows how the garment's reputation as a pre-modern relic is fraught and up for grabs. The veil is an object in constant transformation, whose myriad meanings challenge the absolute truths of patriarchy. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

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.

Defining And Assessing Adverse Environmental Impact From Power Plant Impingement And Entrainment Of Aquatic Organisms

Author: Douglas Dixon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058095176
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Defining And Assessing Adverse Environmental Impact From Power Plant Impingement And Entrainment Of Aquatic Organisms from the Author: Douglas Dixon. The U.S. Clean Water Act calls for the minimization of "adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures. To facilitate an exchange of information among all stakeholders in the issue, the Electric Power Research Institute organised a national symposium in 2001 to discuss the meaning of adverse environmental impact and methods for its assessment. Technical experts in federal and state resource agencies, academia, industry and non-governmental organizations attended the symposium. This is a collection of peer-reviewed papers, intended both to inform and to encourage the development of rules regarding the minimization of adverse environmental impact at cooling water intake structures.

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

An American Woman In Kuwait

Author: Stephanie C. Fox
ISBN: 131220513X
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An American Woman In Kuwait from the Author: Stephanie C. Fox. An American Woman in Kuwait is a travelogue written by an American lawyer who accompanied her husband, a Ph.D. immunologist, to Kuwait. The trip spanned almost six months. Stephanie C. Fox strips away the veneer of modern technology and Western influences to explore features of the nation not widely known or appreciated by the public worldwide. A major focus of her work is the degree to which the traditions and prejudices of the tribes from which Kuwaitis claim ancestry act to maintain an inferior status for women. While in Kuwait, the author lived among Kuwaitis, ate traditional foods, mingled with Kuwaitis, studied Kuwaiti history, visited most of its museums, and spent a weekend with her husband at the Wafra Farms Oasis. She was even lucky enough to meet Kuwait's most famous woman suffragist, Rola A. Al-Dashti, Ph.D. Stephanie made friends with Kuwaitis. This cost-saving version offers the book with black-and-white images.