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Introduction: Inscription into the National Narrative

Ellen L. Fleischmann

in The Nation and Its "New" Women

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520237896
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937048 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520237896.003.0001
Introduction: Inscription into the National Narrative

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Through the great idea of the author, she examined the background out of which the Palestinian women's movement arose, paying particular attention to social, cultural, and economic factors that influenced and affected the primarily middle and upper-class women that constituted the core of the movement. Embedded in the narrative, which takes into account British government policies, women's education and welfare, and discourse on gender in the press are the unconscious and subtle processes that went into constructing women's multiply inflected sense of identity. The emergence of the Palestinian women's movement must be situated within the complex intersection of feminism, nationalism, and colonialism.

Keywords: Palestinian; women; movement; nationalism; colonialism

Chapter.  8660 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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