Iraqi Women Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present

ISBN-10: 1842777459
ISBN-13: 9781842777459
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Nadje al-Ali challenges the myths and misconceptions which have dominated debates about Iraqi women, bringing a much needed gender perspective to bear on a central political issue of our time. She traces the political history of Iraq from post-colonial independence, to the emergence of a women's movement in the 1970s and Saddam Hussein's early policy of state feminism. The book also discusses the increases in social conservatism, domestic violence and prostitution, and shows that, far from being passive victims, Iraqi women have been, and continue to be, key political actors. The impact of Islam on women's lives is analysed in the context of the recent invasion and occupation, and it is argued that US-led calls for liberation may in the long term serve to oppress the women of Iraq further.nbsp;

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Living in the Diaspora
Living with the Revolution
Living with the Ba'th
Living with Wars on Many Fronts
Living with War and Sanctions
Living with the Occupation
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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