Synthesizing the results of the extensive research on women and gender done over the last twenty years, Margaret L. Meriwether and Judith E. Tucker provide an accessible overview of the scholarship on women and gender in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East. The book is organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this areagender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movementsand each chapter is written by a scholar who has done original research on the topic.
About the Author
Margaret L. Meriwether is professor of history at Denison University. Judith E. Tucker is professor of history at Georgetown University. Margaret L. Meriwether is professor of history at Denison University. Judith E. Tucker is professor of history at Georgetown University.
Table of Contents
Introduction A Woman Without Her Distaff: Gender, Work, and Handicraft Production in Colonial North Africa Modernization, the State, and the Family in Middle East Women's Studies The Other "Awakening": The Emergence of Women's Movements in the Modern Middle East, 1900-1940 Debating Islamic Family Law: Legal Texts and Social Practices Gender and Religion in the Middle East and South Asia: Women's Voices Rising