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The Resource Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf

Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf

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Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world
Title
Excellent daughters
Title remainder
the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Zoepf
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The never-before-reported story of this generation of Arab women, who are questioning authority, changing societies, and leading revolutions. For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West scarcely existed in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. The world changes because of wars and terrorist attacks, but it also changes because daughters make different decisions than the ones their mothers made. This is an investigation into the changing lives of this generation of Arab daughters. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.420917/4927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1784
LC item number
.Z64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf
Link
9781594203886.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And Let Them Throw Their Veils Over Their Bosoms -- Religious Education Is A Great Protection For A Woman -- The Most Promiscuous Virgins In The World -- Washing Away The Shame -- Before We Get Married, We Have Each Other -- It Becomes Very Difficult To Go Home Again -- Driving Will Lead Women To Leave Their Homes A Lot, Whether They Need To Or Not -- The Girls Who Were Detained Were Not Like Your Daughter Or Mine
Control code
1622685
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781594203886
Lccn
2015043395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1622685
  • (Sirsi) 1622685
  • (OCoLC)930875276
Label
Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world, Katherine Zoepf
Link
9781594203886.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And Let Them Throw Their Veils Over Their Bosoms -- Religious Education Is A Great Protection For A Woman -- The Most Promiscuous Virgins In The World -- Washing Away The Shame -- Before We Get Married, We Have Each Other -- It Becomes Very Difficult To Go Home Again -- Driving Will Lead Women To Leave Their Homes A Lot, Whether They Need To Or Not -- The Girls Who Were Detained Were Not Like Your Daughter Or Mine
Control code
1622685
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781594203886
Lccn
2015043395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1622685
  • (Sirsi) 1622685
  • (OCoLC)930875276

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