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Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: North Africa
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Beyond the Mediterranean tradition of patriarchy, whose mechanisms have been uncovered by Germaine Tillon (1996), does it make sense to examine the trajectories of women's struggles in the Maghrib's three main countries (Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) as part of a single movement? In Tunisia, Bourguiba instituted a system of state-backed feminism, whose preservation nowadays is, for some, one of the last valid reasons to support the regime of Bourguiba's successor against the threat of “Islamist…

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Roussillon, Alain, “Political-Social Movements: Protest Movements: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0134e>
First published online: 2009

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