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Arab Women’s Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Edited by: Pernille Arenfeldt, Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Published by the American University Cairo Press in 2012

Ibtesams book

The Sociology and Anthropology department is pleased to announce that Prof. Ibtesam Al Atiyat has a chapter published in the above new book. The chapter is entlitled: Harvests of the Golden Decades: Contemporary Women’s Activism in Jordan.

The book is a collection of analyses focusing on the ideologies and activities of formal women’s organizations and informal women’s groups across a range of Arab countries. With contributions on Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the Arab diaspora in the United States. Mapping Arab Women’s Movements contributes to delineating similarities and differences between historical and contemporary efforts toward greater gender justice. Prof. Al Atiyat’s chapter explore the origins of women’s movement in Jordan, traces their development during the past century, and addresses the impact of counter-movements, alliances, and international collaborations within the region and beyond.