Reshaping the Narrative:

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

in Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033624
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039268 | DOI:
Reshaping the Narrative:

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This chapter presents and analyzes Palestinian political women's narratives. The largely unheard voices of these women take on new lives. The chapter gives unique historical testimony to specific women's stories and the Palestinian narrative in Israel. The chapter deals with the socialization and politicization of Palestinian women, including their development cycle in the family of origin, at school, and in particular at the university, which was a springboard for the development of women's national and gender identities and awareness. It also looks at the support and criticism women in politics received from other women activists; the type of attention, if any, they received from the media; and their methods of political activism, at times defying traditions and other times coexisting with tradition.

Keywords: gender awareness; political activism; Arab culture; political woman; female stereotyping; Israel

Chapter.  17193 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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