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Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Arab Gulf and Yemen
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Despite the presence of historically marginalized religious and ethnic minorities in the Arab Gulf and Yemen, little is known of the kind of experiences faced by women from minority groups. Consequently, the relationships between women, gender, and ethnic and minority movements is hardly explored. This is largely due to scholarly identification of the region as the loci of Muslim “tribal Arabs,” and an ensuing focus on social categories of women perceived as “authentic” Arab and Muslim women. Th…

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Seif, Huda, “Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Arab Gulf and Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00361>
First published online: 2009

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