Iraqi women : mechanisms of overshadowing, subordination and inferiorization

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dc.contributor.advisor Christiansen-Ruffman, Linda
dc.coverage.spatial Iraq
dc.creator Rasheed, Awatef T. 2011-10-17T18:58:33Z 2011-10-17T18:58:33Z 2008
dc.identifier.other HQ1735 I7 R374 2008
dc.description xi, 186 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-186).
dc.description.abstract This thesis uses a feminist perspective to analyse the local and global conditions that affect Iraqi women's lives and the history of women's movements. It investigates the mechanisms that overshadow, subordinate and inferiorize Iraqi women in both the public and private realms. These mechanisms of women's oppression are rooted in old and new forms of patriarchy which have taken on different forms in times of war and peace. In this thesis, I combine reflections on personal experiences as an Iraqi who lived the majority of her life in Iraq, and research in the available literature, both political and feminist. I introduce evidence of social and religious mechanisms, state mechanisms and global mechanisms which oppress Iraqi women, including sexuality as well as violence, such as rape, blackmailing, and sex trafficking. I draw attention to women's oppression during the catastrophic effects of wars and the negative consequences of patriarchal political and economic power on women's health and security. This thesis also emphasizes women's resistance and agency, the role of women's empowerment on the grassroots level and the anticipated contribution of women and women's organizations to advance women's rights and feminist scholarship in Iraq. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HQ1735.I7
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Iraq -- Social conditions -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Women and war -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination against women -- Iraq
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Crimes against -- Iraq
dc.title Iraqi women : mechanisms of overshadowing, subordination and inferiorization en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Arts in Women's Studies Masters Women's Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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