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Images of Manipulation: Subversion of Women's Rights in the Maghreb

Abstract : Whereas the West often portrays Muslim women in Middle Eastern countries negatively and from a biased standpoint, its images of the North African woman are largely positive. When “women of the Maghreb” are discussed, the focus is most frequently Tunisian women. Indeed, generalizations about the experiences of Tunisian women tend to subvert deeper inquiry concerning the lives of countless other Maghrebi women. A combination of indifference to and idealization of Maghrebi women relects the limited strategic interest that North Africa holds for U.S. foreign policy, especially in comparison to the Middle East...
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Nadia Marzouki. Images of Manipulation: Subversion of Women's Rights in the Maghreb. Muslim Women in War and Crisis. Representation and Reality, University of Texas Press, pp.198 - 210, 2010, 9780292728844. ⟨hal-03473764⟩



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