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by Bouthaina Shaaban

Download Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk about Their Lives ePub
  • ISBN 0253351898
  • ISBN13 978-0253351890
  • Language English
  • Author Bouthaina Shaaban
  • Publisher Indiana University Press (October 1, 1991)
  • Pages 252
  • Formats mobi doc txt mbr
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1485 kb
  • Size Fb2 1568 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 466

Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired book based on interviews with Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, and Algerian women (IUP, 1991). Arab women from varied social and economic backgrounds express a wide range of opinions on the traditions and institutions that shape their lives. Themes include the impact of war and the emancipating role of women as freedom fighters, the misinterpretation of Islamic laws and social values that underlies male-dominated institutions in Arab countries, the sacrifices of Arab women to keep the family unit together, and such previously taboo issues as lesbian relationships and premarital sex. In her new introduction, Shaaban recounts the significant progress that Arab women have made in pursuing opportunities for education and professional and political advancement during the last 20 years. Equally passionate is Shaaban's personal account of her journey from childhood in an obscure Syrian village to representing her country as a top-ranking political figure while continuing to fight for female equality.


Bouthaina Shaaban بثينة شعبان. 1st Minister of Expatriates. In office 2002 – 30 July 2008 She is the author of Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk About Their Lives (1988). A book composed mostly of interviews with Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Algerian women, Shaaban invites them to talk openly about their lives and the roles of women in their societies, how they feel they've changed through different times of war and crisis, and.

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Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired book based on interviews with Lebanese. Bouthaina Shaaban is a professor of English literature at Damascus University and Political and Media Advisor to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Ziad Hamzeh's 2008 film, Woman, based on Shaaban's life and work, was awarded the Golden Palm for best film at the 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival. Shaaban lives in Damascus, Syria.

Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired .

Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired book based on interviews with Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, an.As an Arab-American woman, I found this book not only informative but extraordinary because Bouthaina Shaaban understands English and Arabic both well enough that instead of poor translations by a third party or paraphrasing, she actually gives the reader a glimpse inside Arab women using their own words! The book does not claim to be a thorough study of women throughout the Arab world but a sampling which shows their diversity both in circumstance and culture.

Bouthaina Shaaban has written a new introduction describing the changes, setbacks and successes in the intervening decades since the book's .

Bouthaina Shaaban has written a new introduction describing the changes, setbacks and successes in the intervening decades since the book's first publication. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Syrian feminist activist Bouthaina Shaaban revisits Both Right and Left Handed, her widely admired book based on interviews with Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, and Algerian women (IUP, 1991). Arab women from varied social and economic backgrounds express a wide range of opinions on the traditions and institutions that shape their lives

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She is the author of "Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk About Their Lives" (1988). In 2005 Shaaban was presented with "the Most Distinguished Woman in a Governmental Position" award by the Arab League. A book composed mostly of interviews with Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Algerian women, Shaaban invites them to talk openly about their lives and the roles of women in their societies, how they feel they"ve changed through different times of war and crisis, and what they think the future holds for Arab women.

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Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk about Their Lives. This work has been republished to coincide with the release of the award-winning documentary film, 'Woman'. Bouthaina Shaaban has written a new introduction describing the changes, setbacks an. More).

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Sharpbrew
Too much repetition; difficult to read.
Xwnaydan
This book consists of a series of interviews with Arabic women in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Algeria. Because the women interviewed were personal contacts or contacts of contacts of the author, it almost comes across as snapshots in a personal photo album. Most of the women interviewed are leaders, women of prominence in their countries, or university professors like the author herself. The attitudes they express towards the state of women in their countries is remarkably similar, but the reader can't assume that these attitudes prevail in these countries because no attempt was made at trying to reach a representative sample of women. Nevertheless, the book is extremely interesting, informative, and thought-provoking. Many of the women interviewed point out the strength of women and their remarkable achievements during armed struggles. They rail against husbands who ignore their intellectual abilities and accomplishments while requiring them to be perfect house cleaners, cooks, and child care givers. A number of the women reflect that they themselves may be partly to blame in the way that they raise children, especially their sons. Almost universally, they are unhappy with their present state, but on the other hand, they would not want to have the lifestyle of European women. But do they understand the lives of European women any better than European women understand the lives of Arab women?
Gerceytone
As an Arab-American woman, I found this book not only informative but extraordinary because Bouthaina Shaaban understands English and Arabic both well enough that instead of poor translations by a third party or paraphrasing, she actually gives the reader a glimpse inside Arab women using their own words!

The book does not claim to be a thorough study of women throughout the Arab world but a sampling which shows their diversity both in circumstance and culture. Note the huge difference between the young unwed mother in the beginning and the North African woman at the end.

This is an important, even landmark, work in my view. I personally own two copies so that I can continuously circulate one among friends and family. Without fail, those who borrow it, come back to me grateful for having read it.