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Privatization and Patriarchy

Prisons, Sanctions, and Education

Nili Cohen

Examining two Israeli cases, this article addresses the highly controversial question about the privatization of state authority. The first concerns the Supreme Court decision that prohibits private prisons, a ruling that reflects the deep-rooted assumption that criminal punishment is a matter of state authority. The second case refers to the Israeli religious organization Takana Forum, which seeks to handle sexual offenses committed by authoritative figures within its community. The relation between privatization, privacy, and multiculturalism is presented as potentially perpetuating patriarchal authority in family life, education, and punishment. Following this discussion, different models of privatization based on the nature of the respective privatized authority are presented. The article concludes with an analysis of the conflict between communal and state law and its potential effect on Israel's collective co-existence.

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Challenging Hegemonic Patriarchy

A Feminist Reading of Arab Shakespeare Appropriations

Safi M. Mahfouz

canon is realistic and neutral, neither showing bias against women nor calling for their emancipation from oppressive patriarchy. Shakespeare was not judgemental and did not have any feminist sympathetic sentiments. In populating his plays with defiant

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Educating Women, Recasting Patriarchy

Becoming Modern in Colonial Morocco

Etty Terem

patriarchy. “Today's Girl is Tomorrow's Mother” Al-Ḥajwī began his essay by arguing that the education of girls accords with the prescriptions recorded in the Qur’ān and the prophetic sunna , the opinions and norms of the Companions of the Prophet

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Mihaela Miroiu

I shall appeal to a concept I consider regulative for political, moral, and cultural feminism: women’s autonomy. When autonomy is undermined by patriarchy, there is no gender-fair competition, nor a real gender partnership. It means that feminism can only attain its goals when women have the capacity to rule over their own welfare, freed from oppressive patriarchal, androcratic, and andromorphic cultural, moral, and political constraints.

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Belinda Cooper

Public debate in Germany, particularly in the western German

media, grew heated in 1991 and 1992 over the role of intellectuals in

East German society and their collaboration with or resistance to the

Stasi. Sparks flew with particular intensity when Wolf Biermann,

former East German dissident musician and poet, accused Sascha

Anderson, erstwhile East German dissident poet, of being a Stasi

informant and an “asshole” (while there was some disagreement

over the latter charge, the former, at least, turned out to be accurate).

As the debate raged, some observers commented that it seemed

more a clash of male egos than a serious attempt to analyze the past.

In a 1993 book on the dissident literary community, a West German

commentator suggested the Stasi debate was a conflict among “three

egomaniacs … [Wolf] Biermann, [writer Lutz] Rathenow, [Sascha]

Anderson.” East German author Gabriele Stötzer-Kachold had

made a similar suggestion in 1992.

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Muslim Notables, French Colonial Officials, and the Washers of the Dead

Women and Gender Politics in Colonial Algeria

Augustin Jomier

of patriarchy and to historicize it during the modern period; on the other hand, driven by a feminist agenda, these scholars sought to uncover women's agency. 5 To address the first concern, major studies, such as that of Elizabeth Thompson on the

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Irina Kosterina

In this article I examine the situation of girls in the North Caucasus, a region that combines features of both a traditional society with its emphasis on the value of religion, family, and older generations, and a modernized society with its emphasis on the economic emancipation of women, and the pursuit of self-development and individual life strategies. The research model used interviews with girls and an analysis of essays written by girls in high school to explore their life values, priorities, and the impact of religion and traditions on their lives. The research also sought to identify girls' place in the gender, age, and status hierarchies of local societies.

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Hegemonic Masculinity and “Badness”

How Young Women Bargain with Patriarchy “On Road”

Clare Choak

wider neighbourhood context” ( Gunter 2008: 363 ). I suggest that being a badass can be viewed as a rite of passage for boys to become man in these contexts. Where young women fit into these debates, and how they bargain with patriarchy “on road,” is

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Mike Classon Frangos

Swedish radio, television and several podcasts. Although Strömquist's comics have been translated and published in numerous languages, the English publication of Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. The Patriarchy (2018, first published in Swedish as

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Natalie K. Eschenbaum

encountered in 2017. 4 A healthy number of undergraduate English majors in my upper-division Shakespeare class boldly stated that studying Shrew and its informing histories reinforces the patriarchy and normalises misogyny. They came to this conclusion