Gender in Conflict: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Feminist Lenses

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Simona Sharoni
Simona Sharoni
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Gender in Conflict: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Feminist Lenses
Published Date: Winter 1999
Volume: 24
Issue: 2

The lives and struggles of Palestinian and Israeli-Jewishwomen have generated much attention in recent years among feminist and nonfemi- nist scholars alike, who have produced a growing body of literature on women and gender issues in the Middle East. These writers employ a wide range of theories, methodologies, and genres of writing to tell their own versions of the story of the Palestinian-Israeliconflict while placing women at the center ratherthan on the margins of the political arena.Thus, these books mark a welcome departure from the trend of simply adding women to conventional accounts of political life. By illustratinghow the course of the Israeli-Palestinianconflict has been and continues to be shaped significantly by gender, the authors offer new insights into the history and dynamics of the conflict and the prospects for its just and lasting resolution.

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