The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question

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Psychology Press, 1994 - 270 Seiten
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The Eloquence of Silence makes a critical departure from more traditional studies of Algerian women--which usually examine female roles in relation to Islam--and instead takes an interdisciplinary look at the subject, arguing that Algerian women's roles are shaped by a variety of structural and symbolic factors. These elements include colonial domination, demographic change, nationalism, socialist development policy of the 1960s and 70s, family formation and the progressive shift to a capitalist economy.

Covering both pre-colonial and colonial eras as well as the independence period, this book focuses on the changes that took place in family structure and law, customs, education, and the war of decolonization as they affected gender relations. Marnia Lazreg approaches the post-colonial era through an examination of how Algeria's model of economic development, structural adjustment policies, and the rise of religious-political opposition affected women's lives.
 

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Acknowledgements
1
Women in Precolonial Algeria
20
The Colonial War in Fact and Fancy
36
Exposing and Reconstructing Algerian Identity
51
Reform and Resistance
80
Womens Lived Reality In and Under Colonial Society
98
Nationalism Decolonization and Gender
118
State Socialism Development and Women
142
Consciousness Culture and Change
166
Womens Rise to the Word
195
Between God and Man
209
Conclusion
223
References Cited
253
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Über den Autor (1994)

Marnia Lazreg is professor of sociology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York. Her books include "The Eloquence of Silence: Algerian Women in Question" and "Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad" (Princeton).

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