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Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank by Suha Sabbagh

Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank


Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank by Suha Sabbagh

... takes a new look at the situation in one of the hottest spots on the globe and asks what impact the politicization of women will have on the lives of people in the emerging Palestinian state. -NWSA Journal This volume introduces the reader to the social and political roles and challenges faced by women of Arab/Palestinian society. Even Arabic commentators have failed to accurately assess the contributions of women within the struggles of Gaza and the West Bank. These essays, written from an insider's perspective, show how Palestinian women confront issues of gender, feminism, and the national agenda.

About the Author

Suha Sabbagh teaches Women's Studies at the Foreign Students program at Birzeit University on the West Bank and is the former director of the Institute for Arab Women's Studies in Washington D.C. She has published extensively on gender in the Arab world and in Arabic literature and is the author of Arab Women Between Defiance and Restraint.

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Publication date

22nd March 1998


Suha Sabbagh

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Indiana University Press


272 pages


Peace studies & conflict resolution



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