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Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Contemporary Issues and Challenges

J. Michael Ryan and Helen Rizzo, editors
Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 978-1-62637-838-4
$89.95
ISBN: 978-1-62637-862-9
$89.95
2020/289 pages/LC: 2019030001
"Greatly enhances our understanding of gender dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa.... Highly recommended.” —Choice

"A great resource ... clear and accessible. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, the authors contextualize the region's problems within a number of larger debates." —Özlem Altiok, University of North Texas

DESCRIPTION

Choice Outstanding Academic Book!

The role of gender in the Middle East and North Africa is widely discussed—but often little understood. Seeking to close that gap, the authors of this comprehensive study explore a wide range of issues related to gender in the region as they have been unfolding since the Arab Spring.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. Michael Ryan is assistant professor of sociology at Nazarbayev University. Helen Rizzo is associate professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo.

CONTENTS

  • Gender in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa—H. Rizzo and J.M. Ryan.
  • Men, Masculinities, and Gender Relations—S. El Feki and G. Barker.
  • Gender and Religion—A. Zarrugh.
  • Marriage and Divorce—N. Sonneveld.
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence—A. Abdelmonem.
  • Female Circumcision—J.M. Ryan.
  • Gender and Politics—M. Browers.
  • Gender and Citizenship—S.E. Nanes.
  • Gender and Development—I. Jad.
  • Gender and Migration—A. Parrs.
  • Gender and Social Movements—A.M. Price and C. Marty.
  • The New Media Activism—E. Gheytanchi and V.M. Moghadam.
  • Rethinking Gender in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa—J.M. Ryan and H. Rizzo.