Bad girls of the Arab world

"Women's transgressive behaviors and perspectives are challenging societal norms in the Arab world, giving rise to anxiety and public debate. Simultaneously, however, other Arab women are unwillingly finding themselves labeled "bad" as authority figures attempt to redirect scruti...

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Other Authors: Yaqub, Nadia G.,, Quawas, Rula 1960-2017,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017.
Physical Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Edition: First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Inciting critique in the feminist classroom / Rula Quawas
  • "And is it impossible to be good everywhere?" Love and badness in America and the Arab world / Diya Abdo
  • Suspicious bodies : Madame Bomba performs against death in Lebanon / Rima Najdi
  • "Jihad Jane" as good American patriot and bad Arab girl : the case of Nada Prouty after 9/11 / Randa A. Kayyali
  • Paying for her father's sins : Yasmin as a daughter of unknown lineage / Rawan W. Ibrahim
  • The making of bad Palestinian mothers during the second intifada / Adania Shibli
  • "They are not like your daughters or mine" : spectacles of bad women from the Arab spring / Amal Amireh
  • "Fuck your morals" : the body activism of Amina Sboui / Anne Marie E. Butler
  • Syrian bad girl Samar Yazbek : refusing burial / Hanadi al-Samman
  • Reel bad Maghrebi women / Florence Martin and Patricia Caillá
  • New bad girls of Sudan : women singers in the Sudanese diaspora / Anita H. Fábos
  • Being a revolutionary and writerly rebel / Suhair al-Tal.