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- DescriptionAmong various important efforts to address women's issues in Morocco, a particular set of individuals and associations have formed around two specific goals: reforming the Moroccan Family Code and raising awareness of women's rights. Evrard chronicles the history of the women's rights movement, exploring the organizational structure, activities, and motivations with specific attention to questions of legal reform and family law. Employing ethgraphic scrutiny, Evrard presents the stories of the individual women behind the movement and the challenges they faced. Given the vast reform of the Moroccan Family Code in 2004, and the emphasis on the role of women across the Middle East and North Africa today, this book makes a timely argument for the analysis of women's rights as both global and local in origin, evolution, and application.
- Author BiographyAmy Young Evrard is associate professor of anthropology at Gettysburg College, USA. She has written several articles on women's rights in Morocco and gender in the Middle East.
- Author(s)Amy Young Evrard
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2014
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Series TitleGender and Globalization
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Weight572 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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