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Women and Gender in Iraq

Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation

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Since the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the challenges of sectarianism and militarism have weighed heavily on the women of Iraq. In this book, Zahra Ali foregrounds a wide-range of interviews with a variety of women involved in women's rights activism, showing how everyday life and intellectual life has developed since the US-led invasion. In addition to this, Ali offers detailed historical research of social, economic and political contexts since the formation of the Iraqi state in the 1920s. Through a transnational and postcolonial feminist approach, this book also considers the ways in which gender norms and practices, Iraqi feminist discourses, and activisms are shaped and developed through state politics, competing nationalisms, religious, tribal and sectarian dynamics, wars, and economic sanctions. The result is a vivid account of the everyday life in today's Iraq and an exceptional analysis of the future of Iraqi feminisms.

Product code: 9781316641620

ISBN 9781316641620
Publisher Cambridge University Press
No. of pages 338
Dimensions H228xW153xS17
Series Cambridge Middle East Studies
In this book, Zahra Ali foregrounds a wide range of interviews with a variety of women involved in women's rights activism. Using these life stories, Ali provides a nuanced understanding of the everyday lives of women, the production and reproduction of gender norms and relations, and the development of feminisms in Iraq.