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Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad


Images of women protesting in the Arab Spring, from Tahrir Square to the streets of Tunisia and Syria, have become emblematic of the political upheaval sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. In Women Rising, Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad bring together a provocative group of scholars, activists, and artists to highlight the first-hand experiences of these remarkable women. In this relevant and timely volume, Stephan and Charrad paint a picture of women’s political resistance in sixteen countries before, during, and since the Arab Spring protests, which first began in 2011. Contributo ... More

Keywords: Arab Spring, Arab women’s activism, artists, marginalized voices, activists, protests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rita Stephan, editor
North Carolina State University

Mounira M. Charrad, editor
University of Texas, Austin

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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

3 From a Smear Campaign to the Kuwaiti Parliament

Aseel Alawadhi, Translated by Samyah Alfoory

5 “With All My Force …”

Lina Abirafeh and Ghida Anani

8 Refusing the Backseat

Aminah Ali Kandar

9 “Women Are Complete, Not Complements”

Mounira M. Charrad and Amina Zarrugh

10 A Patriotic Christian Woman in the Syrian Parliament

Maria Saadeh, Translated by Samyah Alfoory

20 On the Contrary

Andy Young

21 Half Syrian Sufi Blogger

Michela Cerruti

22 The Light in Her Eyes

Nurulsyahirah Taha

26 Memories of Martyrs

Amina Zarrugh

29 Revolutionary Graffiti and Cairene Women

Soumia Bardhan and Karen A. Foss

31 Waiting for the Revolution

Lorenzo Kamel and Maha Ezzat Elkholy

32 New Media/New Feminism(s)

Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

34 My Revolution!

Dina Wahba

35 Women’s Political Participation in Bahrain

Marwa Shalaby and Ariana Marnicio

37 Driving Campaigns

Namie Tsujigami

38 Reclaiming Space(s)

Emanuela Buscemi