Laetitia Cairoli spent a year in the ancient city of Fes; Girls of the Factory tells the story of what life is like for working women. Forced to find a factory job herself so that she could speak more intimately with working women, Cairoli was able to learn firsthand why they work, what working means to them, and how important earning a wage is to their sense of self.
Day-to-day achievements of ordinary Iraqis in extraordinary times. Aziz sheds light on the illegal and questionable tactics used by the U.S. to destroy Iraq through the sanctions, well before the WMD ruse. With 13 b&w illustrations,
An accessible primer on Islamic society, providing a good historical overview with a focus on how Islam is practiced in daily life. Significant new material on Islam in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, as well as the Middle East, details the
Ahmad Moussalli leaves no doubt, contrary to many views in the media, public policy, and scholarly worlds, that the opposition between Islam ideals and democracy, individual liberty, civil society, and limited government is more illusory than real.
Seeking to dispel the perception that Islamic fundamentalism and extremism represent Islam in it entirety, Rejwan argues that to view Islam as uniform invites confusion and miscomprehension. The rich sampling of readings demostrates the surprising variety
Using interviews with 14 Muslim women from Canada, the author (herself an immigrant) examines how the women challenge and resist stereotypes and achieve new ways of being Muslim. Provides an account of the trauma these women experience during dislocation
Edited collection of essays examining the impact of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon on women--both as a potent oppressor and as a catalyst for liberation from social strictures. Several essays challenge the assumption that women are pacifists by nature.
Analyzes the role of rural workers in Egypt’s economy and explores the enormous impact of peasants on the economy, an impact often unanticipated by government planners which often served to thwart government