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The Resource Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, by James L. Wigginton

Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, by James L. Wigginton

Label
Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women
Title
Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women
Statement of responsibility
by James L. Wigginton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This thesis examines the impact of patriarchy on Arab states' attitudes towards women's rights as enumerated in the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Written in 1979, CEDAW outlines universal female rights in marriage, divorce, employment, choice of residence, and other social aspects. While most UN member states ratified CEDAW without reservations, many Arab states attached reservations to their ratification, effectively circumscribing female rights within the family setting
  • The thesis offers explanation of why Arab states made such reservations to CEDAW. Arab patriarchal structures, generated in Bedouin tribes and ancient urban centers, became incorporated successively into Islam and post-colonial Arab governments. State-sponsored patriarchy persists today in spite of political, historical, and social variation owing to patriarchy's centrality in maintaining the political legitimacy of Arab regimes. To supoprt this argument, the thesis presents a qualitative examination of five Arab states with diverse political histories, showing that each respective regime supports structural female inferiority in spite of political ideology. In conclusion, the thesis suggests that gender parity will be achieved in the Arab world not by implementing Western feminist models, but rather by bolstering existing Arab feminist movements
  • This thesis uses Turabian Chicago-style citations in both the footnotes and the bibliography
Cataloging source
UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University. Dept. of Political Science, 2009.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, by James L. Wigginton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-61)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 67 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506267230
Label
Arab patriarchy, Islam, and the UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, by James L. Wigginton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-61)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 67 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506267230

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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