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Author Dahlgren, Susanne.
Title Contesting realities : the public sphere and morality in southern Yemen / Susanne Dahlgren.
Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2010.
Edition 1st ed.

Author Dahlgren, Susanne.
Series Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Subject Ethics -- Yemen (Republic)
Women -- Yemen (Republic) -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Yemen (Republic)
Yemen (Republic) -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 371 pages) : illustrations, maps
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From colonialism to a neocolonial state -- Law and court : the making of familial ideologies during the Colonial era -- The making of the new Yemeni woman -- "This is our customs and traditions" -- Five social maps and a mystery -- Morality, causality, and social praxis.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary Aden, the former capital of the only Marxist republic in the Arab world, has returned to the headlines as the scene of a popular uprising against the tribal-military rule of present-day Yemen. Dahlgren traces the social and political history of Aden from the late British colonial era, exploring the evolving ways in which the society has been established in a tension between contesting normative orders. Dahlgren offers a complex picture of Adeni society in which norms for propriety vary according to the contexts of social space. Dahlgren's original research and engaging narratives of everyday Adeni people serve to document a nuanced social flexibility She stresses individual agency and power to maneuver within a traditional patriarchal Muslim community.
As a resident of Aden for more than three years spanning the late years of Marxist South Yemen, Dahlgren presents the reader with an intimate portrait of Yemeni men and women in the home, in the factory, in the office, and in the street, demonstrating that Islamic societies must be understood through a multiplicity of social spheres and morality orders. Within each space, she examines the range of legal, political, religious, and social regulations that frame agency and social dynamics. Highlighting the diversity of women's and men's positions as a continuum rather than distinct areas, Dahlgren presents a vivid picture of this dynamic society, providing an in-depth background to today's political upheavals in Yemen. --Book Jacket.
Note English.
ISBN 9780815650935 (electronic bk.)
0815650930 (electronic bk.)
9780815632467 (alk. paper)
0815632460 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 768124904
Additional Format Print version: (DLC) 2010032730 (OCoLC)607977575

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