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A Most Masculine State ➷ [Reading] ➹ A Most Masculine State By مضاوي الرشيد ➬ – Thomashillier.co.uk Women in Saudi Arabia are often described as either victims of patriarchal religion and society or successful survivors of discrimination imposed on them by others Madawi Al Rasheed s new book goes be Women in Saudi Arabia are often described as either victims of patriarchal religion and society or successful survivors of discrimination imposed on them by others Madawi Al Rasheed s new book goes beyond these conventional tropes to probe the historical, political and religious forces that have, across the years, delayed and thwarted their emancipation The book demonstrates how, under the patronage of the state and its religious nationalism, women have A Most PDF or become hostage to contradictory political projects that on the one hand demand female piety, and on the other hand encourage modernity Drawing on state documents, media sources and interviews with women from across Saudi society, the book examines the intersection between gender, religion and politics to explain these contradictions and to show that, despite these restraints, vibrant debates on the question of women are opening up as the struggle for recognition and equality finally gets under way.


10 thoughts on “A Most Masculine State

  1. Raya Al-Raddadi Raya Al-Raddadi says:


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  4. Mona Kareem Mona Kareem says:

    An essential reading on Saudi women Al Rasheed explains how the exclusion and manipulation of Saudi Women is meant to empower the state and make its dominance visible and fatal On another side, the woman question is used to silence and marginalize political opposition The first two chapters offer an astonishing feminist reading of the forged alliance between Wahabism and the Saudi state She concludes that in post 9 11, and with the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia is trying to feminise itself t An essential reading on Saudi women Al Rasheed explains how the exclusion and manipulation of Saudi Women is meant to empower the state and make its dominance visible and fatal On another side, the woman question is used to silence and marginalize political opposition The first two chapters offer an astonishing feminist reading of the forged alliance between Wahabism and the Saudi state She concludes that in post 9 11, and with the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia is trying to feminise itself to oppress political calls for change and presents itself a champion of women rights against its own jihadi males feared by the west


  5. Sara Salem Sara Salem says:

    Fascinating book dealing with patriarchy in the Saudi context Very much appreciated her attention to different avenues women take to challenging patriarchy and her attempts to show that it is Saudi s status as a religious nationalist state that has led to a particularly bad situation for women there I wish she had focusedon explaining why women are often the vessels through which patriarchy is passed down eg the Islamist women she discusses and I also wish she had focusedon class Fascinating book dealing with patriarchy in the Saudi context Very much appreciated her attention to different avenues women take to challenging patriarchy and her attempts to show that it is Saudi s status as a religious nationalist state that has led to a particularly bad situation for women there I wish she had focusedon explaining why women are often the vessels through which patriarchy is passed down eg the Islamist women she discusses and I also wish she had focusedon class as a division rather than Islamist vs liberal Although she says she does not like the division, she goes on to structure the book according to it Overall a very comprehensive book


  6. Khulood Khulood says:

    A thorough analysis of the women s question in Saudi Arabia that debunks the stereotypical binary classification of Saudi women A great read for anyone interested in the complexity of the feminine concept in the Arab world in general and Saudi Arabia in particular Highly recommened.


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