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Arab New YorkPolitics and Community in the Everyday Lives of Arab Americans$
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Emily Regan Wills

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479897650

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479897650.001.0001

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The Panopticon of Bay Ridge

The Panopticon of Bay Ridge

Young Women as Community Leaders

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(p.82) 4 The Panopticon of Bay Ridge
Source:
Arab New York
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Emily Regan Wills

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479897650.003.0004

This chapter explores young women’s experience of leadership in both community organizations and social movement activity. Using the Foucauldian concept of the panopticon, it demonstrates how both non-members of the Arab community and members of it engage in disciplinary tactics towards these young women for their behaviour, asking them to uphold contradictory standards of gendered behaviour. Young women are highly conscious of their position under constant observation, and use a variety of tactics to engage with it.

Keywords:   Gender, Women in leadership, Community organizations, Panopticon, Leadership

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