North African Women after the Arab Spring

In the Eye of the Storm

Editors: Touaf, Larbi, Boutkhil, Soumia, Nasri, Chourouq (Eds.)

  • Considers women's rights in North Africa from different intellectual and practical perspectives
  • Contributes to the international conversation about the gendered consequences of the Arab Spring
  • Deepens readers' comprehension of why women's rights are the battleground for societal change in Islamic culture(s)
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This book looks with hindsight at the Arab Spring and sheds light on the debates it triggered within North African societies and the alarming developments in women’s rights. Although women played a key role in the success of the uprisings that wiped out long ruling oligarchies across the region, they remain excluded from decision-making circles and the formal political and electoral apparatus. Women's rights are written off constitution drafts, and issues of gender equality are hardly addressed. The chapters that compose this volume present research and reflections from different perspectives to help the reader get a better picture of the profound turmoil that beset this part of the so-called “Arab” World. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the contributors discuss a host of questions related to women and gender in the Arab world and address the broader question of why women's efforts and momentum during the revolution did not seem to pay off the same way they did for men. This book provides an assessment of the situation from the inside. It is intended to help the general public as well as the academic world comprehend the significance of what is going on in this key part of the Islamic World.

About the authors

Larbi Touaf is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies, and former Chair of the English Department at Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. His research explores the intersections of culture, politics, and literature.
Soumia Boutkhil is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. Her research focuses on feminine literature and women’s status in Morocco, particularly on the problematic intersections of law and religion.
Chourouq Nasri is Associate Professor of English, Media and Gender Studies at Mohamed I University, Morocco. Her research and publications explore the interaction of visual culture, gender, and public space.

Reviews

“A great book full of important information for those of us who are eager to know about women’s situation in the aftermath of Arab Spring in the MENA region. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about Arab women’s rights from a variety of perspectives and comparative insights across a wide range of disciplines.“ (Touria Khannous, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Touaf, Larbi (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Post-2011 Pressures for Expanded Female Citizenship and Family Law Reform in Mena: Theorizing on Change amidst Political Transition

    Maktabi, Rania

    Pages 11-51

  • The Liberating Force of Art, Humor, and Social Media: Women Cartoonists of the Arab Spring

    Nasri, Chourouq

    Pages 53-76

  • The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights Activism on Facebook

    Fecteau, André

    Pages 77-96

  • Watered-Down Feminism: An Examination of Gender and Revolutionary Ideals in Morocco

    Lambert, Jessica

    Pages 97-120

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49925-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
North African Women after the Arab Spring
Book Subtitle
In the Eye of the Storm
Editors
  • Larbi Touaf
  • Soumia Boutkhil
  • Chourouq Nasri
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49926-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49926-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49925-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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