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Political-Social Movements: Community-Based: Arab World
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This entry begins by defining women’s activism, discussing the difficulties involved in this and emphasizing that women’s activism cannot be reduced to gender but that other significant relations of power, such as class and nation, intersect in the production and framing of women’s activism. The entry then goes on to examine the range of women’s involvement in gender-based and/o…

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Pratt, Nicola, “Political-Social Movements: Community-Based: Arab World”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001446>
First published online: 2012

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