Neopatriarchy : A Theory of Distorted Change in Arab Society (Paperback)

Author: Sharabi, Hisham

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Focusing on the region of the Arab world--comprising some two hundred million people and twenty-one sovereign states extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf--this book develops a theory of social change that demystifies the setbacks this region has experienced on the road to
transformation. Professor Sharabi pinpoints economic, political, social, and cultural changes in the last century that led the Arab world, as well as other developing countries, not to modernity but to neopatriarchy--a modernized form of patriarchy. He shows how authentic change was blocked and
distorted forms and practices subsequently came to dominate all aspects of social existence and activity--among them militant religious fundamentalism, an ideology symptomatic of neopatriarchal culture. Presenting itself as the only valid option, Muslim fundamentalism now confronts the elements
calling for secularism and democracy in a bitter battle whose outcome is likely to determine the future of the Arab world as well as that of other Muslim societies in Africa and Asia.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
Mfg Part# 9780195079135
SKU 30680695
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195079132
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Oxford University Press
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