Neopatriarchy

Neopatriarchy

Neopatriarchy: Concept and Reality Neopatriarchy As with all interpretive key-concepts, the category of neopatriarchy runs the risk of reductionism: whether or not I shall succeed in escaping this risk, partially or fully, ...

Author: Hisham Sharabi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359992

Category: Political Science

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Focusing on the region of the Arab world--comprising some two hundred million people and twenty-one sovereign states extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf--this book develops a theory of social change that demystifies the setbacks this region has experienced on the road to transformation. Professor Sharabi pinpoints economic, political, social, and cultural changes in the last century that led the Arab world, as well as other developing countries, not to modernity but to neopatriarchy--a modernized form of patriarchy. He shows how authentic change was blocked and distorted forms and practices subsequently came to dominate all aspects of social existence and activity--among them militant religious fundamentalism, an ideology symptomatic of neopatriarchal culture. Presenting itself as the only valid option, Muslim fundamentalism now confronts the elements calling for secularism and democracy in a bitter battle whose outcome is likely to determine the future of the Arab world as well as that of other Muslim societies in Africa and Asia.
Categories: Political Science

The Next Arab Decade

The Next Arab Decade

Thus if we take, for example, the category of “knowledge,” which in the context of modernity would correspond to the concepts of “thought”/“reason,” we find that in neopatriarchy the corresponding concepts would be “myth”/“faith.

Author: Hisham Sharabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000303988

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

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This book is concerned with defining the nature of the crisis of the Arab world, with tracing its possible development, and with charting the conditions of its possible outcomes, addressing the next decade from the vantage of 1986 rather than that of 1985.
Categories: Political Science

Women and Gender in Iraq

Women and Gender in Iraq

In this book, Sharabi defines neopatriarchy as distinct from traditional patriarchy, a “modernized patriarchy.” One of Sharabi's basic assumptions is that over the last 100 years, the patriarchal structures of Arab societies were far ...

Author: Zahra Ali

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107191099

Category: History

Page: 336

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Highlighting Iraqi women's voices, this is an examination of women, gender and feminisms in Iraq in the wake of the 2003 US-led invasion.
Categories: History

State And Society In Algeria

State And Society In Algeria

Hisham Sharabi's (1988) concept of "neopatriarchy" in the Arab world and Germaine Tillion's (1966) categories of the "republic of citizens" and the "republic of cousins" in the Mediterranean basin will be applied herein in the effort to ...

Author: John P Entelis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000312980

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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On 11 January 1992 senior military officers forced President Chadli Benjedid to resign; canceled the second round of legislative elections and annulled the results of the first round, which saw the opposition Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) achieve a major electoral victory; and imposed a year-long state of siege. Constitutional government was replaced by an army-dominated so-called Higher State Council responsive to no one but itself. In the weeks and months that followed further draconian measures were undertaken intended to subvert the incipient democratic process that Algeria had been experiencing in the several years following the deadly riots of October 1988. As part of the army's effort to regain control of state and society, it reined in the free-wheeling press, abolished the country's most popular political party (FIS), dissolved the National Assembly, and reimposed on civil society the apparatus of the omnipresent state security system (mukhabarat).
Categories: Political Science

Arab Society Routledge Revivals

Arab Society  Routledge Revivals

reassertion of neopatriarchy in social relations, social identity and social consciousness. ... has lost its momentum in the last quarter of the twentieth century, giving way to the reassertion and reascendancy of neopatriarchal values.

Author: Samih K. Farsoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134096114

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly prevalent in the last few years. Whilst these political struggles have been highly visible and at times spectacular over the decades, other transformations have taken place within the societies and peoples of the region, on a less pronounced – although just as profound – scale. The integration of the region into the world economy and the spread of Islamic revivalism are perhaps the most significant of these transformations. This volume, inspired by a lecture series on the Arab world in transition at the American University, Washington D.C., was first published in 1985. It discusses a wide range of issues, from economic to religious, which together form an in-depth analysis of the complex processes of transformation in Arab society. This is a fascinating work that holds the same interest and value to scholars and students of Middle Eastern history, politics and domestic affairs, as it did when it was first published.
Categories: Social Science

Arab Education in Transition

Arab Education in Transition

The widespread patronage system in Arab society is a direct result of the emphasis given in the neopatriarchal family ... ̄ (Sharabi, 1988, 88) In sum, Sharabi explains the behavior of members of Arab society in terms of neopatriarchy.

Author: Byron G. Massialas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317244493

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The operation of schools in the Arab world is a topic about which very little is known in the West. This volume, first published in 1991, provides information about the Arab school and thus contributes to an understanding of what is taught, by whom, and under what conditions. It seeks to define the interaction between traditional elements and innovative forces impinging on the Arab school, as well as reviewing policies that concern the education of Arab children. It is maintained that Arab schools are in a state of transition, reproducing society and its norms on one hand while on the other operating as agents seeking to transform society. This work examines this claim in detail, providing a unique discussion about education in the Arab world.
Categories: Social Science

La Comunidad Latina in the United States

La Comunidad Latina in the United States

NEOPATRIARCHY IN THE SERVICE OF DEFORMATION But something more deformative happened to patriarchy as it was practiced by our fathers in this country . Because patriarchy and uncritical loyalty as stories in the service of emanation were ...

Author: David T. Abalos

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275958922

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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A guide to understanding the personal, political, historical, and sacred faces of the Latino community in the United States as they struggle to create a more just and compassionate culture in the service of transformation.
Categories: Social Science

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

'neopatriarchy' as the combination of modernization and patriarchy as characterizing a mode of government, society, and discourse as well as hindering change toward democracy in Arab societies. In fact, Mernissi's critical diagnosis of ...

Author: Raja Rhouni

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047429609

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This book offers a thorough and critical analysis of the work of one of the major figures in “Islamic feminism,” Fatima Mernissi. This work traces Mernissi’s intellectual trajectory from “secular” to “Islamic feminism” in order to engage in the theorization of this emerging feminism.
Categories: Social Science

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East

Whereas neopatriarchy is based on a form of reconciliation between West-inspired secular ideas and traditional cultural heritage derived indirectly from Islamic precepts. Sharabi maintains that patriarchy has a long history in Arab ...

Author: Mohammed A. Bamyeh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786739377

Category: History

Page: 224

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What is the nature of intellectual activity in the Middle East, and what is its role in politics and society? While much scholarly attention has been given to the intelligentsia in the West, a comprehensive analysis of the social role of intellectuals in the Middle East has until now been lacking. This new book seeks to fill this gap, providing an overview of the role of influential thinkers in public life in the Middle East, and the impact they have had upon social, political and cultural spheres in the region. Covering a diverse range of key thinkers on the Middle East from Edward Said, Mohamed Arkoun and Halim Barakat to Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi and Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, the book examines intellectuals' connections to social movements, 'street politics' and civil society, and democracy and its prospects in the region. This is an important new contribution to the literature on Middle Eastern societies and politics.
Categories: History