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Women in Israel free pdf At the theoretical level, this book provides a fresh gender analysis of citizenship in Israel by shedding a new light onto the settler colonial regime of the state of Israel. The book challenges most existing theorization of Israeli citizenship which is ethnic-based. It also challenges the Israeli "critical" social scientists that accept the characterization of Zionism as a settler colonial polity but only for two periods: pre-1948 Zionism and after 1967 occupation of the Palestinian Territories, but reject the same framework in describing "Israel proper". Using "settler colonialism" as a continuous frame and process, the book hopes to open up a wider space capable of providing a more comprehensive and inclusive analysis. Finally, through a comparative study of women's varying lived conditions, historically and contemporarily, the book also contributes to a more holistic gender analysis in the Middle East with a strong articulation of gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Methodologically, the book employs qualitative analyses, including historical and contemporary comparative approach to illuminate the nature of the similarities and differences, or rather differentiation between the three major groups of women (Ashkenazi Jews, Mizrahi Jews and Palestinian Arabs) with a focus on the two most marginalized group: Palestinian and Mizrahi women. It also explains the rationale behind their existing status. This methodology will be grounded in feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonialist methodology. The book also adopts quantitative analysis, utilizing official statistics, and "counter-official" critical (NGO) and other data to support its main arguments. Methodological challenges of using Israeli official data will also be discussed in the book.

About Nahla Abdo

Nahla Abdo (Ph.D.) is an Arab feminist activist, Professor of Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She has extensive publications on women, racism, nationalism and the State in the Middle East with special focus on Palestinian women. Among her recent publications: Gender, Citizenship and the State: The Israeli Case. 2009 (Arabic)- Women and Poverty in the OPT: Some Conceptual and Methodological Notes, 2007- Violence in the Name of Honour: Theoretical and Political Challenges, 2004 (co-edited), and Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation, 2002 (co-edited). In addition, Professor Abdo has published numerous articles in academic journals. She has recently returned from a 6-month research trip to Palestine/Israel where she worked with various civil society organizations and conducted research on Palestinian Women Political Detainees.

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Author : Nahla Abdo
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 07 July 2011
ISBN : 1848139543
EAN : 9781848139541
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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