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Cities: Urban Movement: Arab States (excepting North Africa)
(845 words)

The massive urbanization process transforming the Arab world over the twentieth century has created pervasive problems of overcrowding, affordable housing, transportation, crime, and pollution. The implications of this swelling of cities for health and domestic space clearly oncern women. Yet the development of formal women's organizations addressing urban ills has been hampered by the non-participatory regimes governing much of the region. This is particularly true of Baʾthist Syria and Iraq, w…

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Salamandra, Christa, “Cities: Urban Movement: Arab States (excepting North Africa)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00391a>
First published online: 2009

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