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The Resource The ideal refugees : gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

The ideal refugees : gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Label
The ideal refugees : gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival
Title
The ideal refugees
Title remainder
gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival
Statement of responsibility
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Refugee camps are typically perceived as militarized and patriarchal spaces, and yet the Sahrawi refugee camps and their inhabitants have consistently been represented as ideal in nature: uniquely secular and democratic spaces, and characterized by gender equality. Drawing on extensive research with and about Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, Cuba, Spain, South Africa, and Syria, Fiddian-Qasmiyeh explores how, why, and to what effect such idealized depictions have been projected onto the international arena. In The Ideal Refugees, the author argues that secularism and the empowerment of Sahrawi refugee women have been strategically invoked to secure the humanitarian and political support of Western state and non-state actors who ensure the continued survival of the camps and their inhabitants. This book challenges the reader to reflect critically on who benefits from assertions of good, bad, and ideal refugees, and whose interests are advanced by interwoven discourses about the empowerment of women and secularism in contexts of war and peace.--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1978-
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Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East
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  • Sahrawi (African people)
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Women refugees
  • Women
  • Islam and politics
  • Refugee camps
  • Western Sahara
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Islam and politics
  • Politics and government
  • Refugee camps
  • Sahrawi (African people)
  • Women
  • Women refugees
  • Western Sahara
Label
The ideal refugees : gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the "ideal" refugees -- Engendering the colonial encounter -- The Sahrawi refugee camps : international and solidarity networks -- Emerging discourse : concealing Islam -- Secular sisters, Muslim others, and the politics of survival -- Discursive silences, "ideal women", and directing aid -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn872672383
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815652366
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hz9364
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872672383
Label
The ideal refugees : gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi politics of survival, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the "ideal" refugees -- Engendering the colonial encounter -- The Sahrawi refugee camps : international and solidarity networks -- Emerging discourse : concealing Islam -- Secular sisters, Muslim others, and the politics of survival -- Discursive silences, "ideal women", and directing aid -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn872672383
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815652366
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1hz9364
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872672383

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