What kind of liberation? : women and the occupation of Iraq
Al-Ali, Nadje Sadig and Pratt, Nicola Christine (2009) What kind of liberation? : women and the occupation of Iraq. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520257290Full text not available from this repository.
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In the run-up to war in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that America's interest was in liberation—especially for women. The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion, What Kind of Liberation? reports from the heart of the war zone with dire news of scarce resources, growing unemployment, violence, and seclusion. Moreover, the book exposes the gap between rhetoric that placed women center stage and the present reality of their diminishing roles in the "new Iraq." Based on interviews with Iraqi women's rights activists, international policy makers, and NGO workers and illustrated with photographs taken by Iraqi women, What Kind of Liberation? speaks through an astonishing array of voices. Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt correct the widespread view that the country's violence, sectarianism, and systematic erosion of women's rights come from something inherent in Muslim, Middle Eastern, or Iraqi culture. They also demonstrate how in spite of competing political agendas, Iraqi women activists are resolutely pressing to be part of the political transition, reconstruction, and shaping of the new Iraq.
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women -- Iraq -- Social conditions, Women's rights -- Iraq, Women -- Political activity -- Iraq, Iraq War, 2003- -- Women|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Place of Publication:||Berkeley|
|Official Date:||January 2009|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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