Male Domination, Female Revolt (Women and Gender: The Middle East and the Islamic World)

Male Domination, Female Revolt (Women and Gender: The Middle East and the Islamic World) by Ishaq Tijani epub pdf fb2

Title: Male Domination, Female Revolt (Women and Gender: The Middle East and the Islamic World)
Author: Ishaq Tijani
ISBN10: 900416779X
ISBN13: 978-9004167797
Publisher: Brill (July 31, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 166 pages
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Male Domination, Female Revolt (Women and Gender: The Middle East and the Islamic World) by Ishaq Tijani


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This book investigates various forms of women's resistance to male domination, as represented in Kuwaiti women's fiction. Drawing on Marxist-feminist literary theory, it closely analyses selected texts (published between 1953 and 2000), which reflect the effects of patriarchal culture and tradition on race, class, and gender relations in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf region in general. It argues that the selected texts portray the pre-oil generations of Kuwaiti/Arabian Gulf women--born before or in the first half of the twentieth century--as resistant and/or revolutionary figures, contrary to the common notion of their stereotypical passivity and submissiveness. This book demonstrates how Kuwaiti women writers have used literature to work for, and contribute to, social change.