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The Resource Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf

Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf

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Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world
Title
Excellent daughters
Title remainder
the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world
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Katherine Zoepf
Title variation
Secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria, before its civil war, she documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Good Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change"--Provided by publisher
  • "The never-before-reported story of this generation of Arab women, who are questioning authority, changing societies, and leading revolutions. For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West scarcely existed in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. The world changes because of wars and terrorist attacks, but it also changes because daughters make different decisions than the ones their mothers made. This is an investigation into the changing lives of this generation of Arab daughters"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoepf, Katherine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Feminism
  • Young women
  • Young women
  • Muslim women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Frau
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Arabische Staaten
  • Arab world
  • Unga kvinnor
  • Levnadsförhållanden
  • Islam
  • Politisk verksamhet
  • Feminism
  • Young women
  • Living conditions
  • Islam
  • Political activities
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Unga kvinnor
  • Muslimska kvinnor
  • Politiskt deltagande
  • Feminism
  • Young women
  • Muslim women
  • Young women
  • Arabländerna
  • Feminism
  • Muslim women
  • Young women
  • Arab countries
Label
Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • And let them throw their veils over their bosoms
  • Religious education is a great protection for a woman
  • The most promiscuous virgins in the world
  • Washing away the shame
  • Before we get married, we have each other
  • It becomes very difficult to go home again
  • Driving will lead women to leave their homes a lot, whether they need to or not
  • The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine
Control code
930875276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781594203886
Lccn
2015043395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40025632998
System control number
(OCoLC)930875276
Label
Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • And let them throw their veils over their bosoms
  • Religious education is a great protection for a woman
  • The most promiscuous virgins in the world
  • Washing away the shame
  • Before we get married, we have each other
  • It becomes very difficult to go home again
  • Driving will lead women to leave their homes a lot, whether they need to or not
  • The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine
Control code
930875276
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781594203886
Lccn
2015043395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40025632998
System control number
(OCoLC)930875276

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