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Women in Kuwait: The Politics of Gender (1st ed hardback)

Al-Mughni, Haya

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ISBN 10: 0863561993 / ISBN 13: 9780863561993
Verlag: Saqi, 1993
Gebraucht Zustand: Near Fine Hardcover
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VG+/VG 1st ed 1993 Saqi hardback, unclipped DJ in protective sleeve, terrific original study. Light corner rub and natural aging only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Women & Feminism; ISBN/EAN: 9780863561993. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 039010. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 039010

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Titel: Women in Kuwait: The Politics of Gender (1st...

Verlag: Saqi

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition.

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A portrait of Kuwaiti women, based on the author's own experience and her extensive research into women's organizations in Kuwait. The book discusses a wide tange of issues in terms of their impact on the role of women in Kuwait: class, tribe and politics; the impact of the oil era; the growth of the state; the emergence of women's organizations in a male-dominated society; the recent Islamic revival; and the future prospects for women's participation in Kuwaiti society. One of al-Mughni's challenging conclusions is that Middle Eastern women are partly responsible for their own oppression. Her study shows that women's loyalties are primarily to their families and kin, and that they act in ways which reinforce rather than challenge female surbordination. In other words, the education of women and their access to prestigious professions have resulted in class consolidation rather than social mobility.


'A theoretically informed book . . . sophisticated analysis by an author intimately familiar with Kuwaiti politics, culture and society.' --"Choice" 'This very interesting book is one that anyone (and lately that seems to be just about everyone) interested in civil society should take a look at.' --Jill Crystal, Auburn University

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