The Status of Women in the Haut Plateau: Between Islam, Politics and Popular Perception
The status of women in the context of Islam throughout the Arab World remains among the most discussed topics by Western scholars today. While much has been written about this subject, some neutral and some favorable, a significant amount of the literature simply regards women’s secondary role in Arab society to be rooted in Islam rather than in traditional customs. Stereotypes and fables regarding women and Islam in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) are abundant as it is, and the events of September 11 seem only to have heightened them.
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