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Interview with Judith Tucker

© 2002 NITLE

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In this interview, Judith Tucker, Professor of History from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, discusses the manner in which women’s history has been left out of most accounts of Arab history and the need to bring these narratives to light. She then describes some of the sources available for this effort and how those sources document an important role for women, even in times and places where there were a number of obstacles that might seem to preclude their participation in society outside the home. She also sketches the changing status of Arab women in the modern era, some of the goals of women’s movements in the region and the challenged posed by religious radicals.




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