Palestinian Womens Activism (eBook)
Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
de Islah Jad
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Jad traces the transformation of the Palestinian womens movement from the 1930s to the post-Oslo period and through the Second Intifada to examine the often-fraught relationship between women and nationalism in Palestine. Offering one of the first intensive studies of Islamist womens activism, Jad also explores the impact of emerging feminist NGOs in depoliticizing the secular Palestinian womens movement. Studying these two developments together illuminates the nature of womens engagement in the Palestinian space, challenging myths of gender roles "immutability" under Islamand the supposed "modernizing" benefits of Western-style activism.