In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, GSU Women’s Studies Institute professor Amira Jarmakani will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books about her recent book Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S. (2008).
This event will take place at Charis Books on March 8th, at 7:30 p.m. For information about this event, please contact Charis Books directly at (404) 524-0304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click here for contact information and directions to the store.
Prof. Jarmakani has also published the chapter “Belly Dancing for Liberation: A Critical Interpretation of Reclamation Rhetoric in the American Belly Dance Community” in Arabs in the Americas: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Arab Diaspora, edited by Darcy Zabel (2006);
Additionally, the GSU Library has several recent books focusing on women in Arab-American and Near Eastern history, including:
- Emirati Women: Generations of Change, by Jane Bristol-Rhys (2010)
- Headscarf Politics in Turkey: A Postcolonial Reading, by Islam, Merve Kavakçı (2010)
- Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress amid Resistance, edited by Sanja Kelly and Julia Breslin (2010)
- From Patriarchy to Empowerment: Women’s Participation, Movements, and Rights in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, edited by Valentine M. Moghadam (2007)
- Scheherazade’s Legacy: Arab and Arab American Women on Writing, edited by Susan Muaddi Darraj (2004)
- Culture, Class, and Work among Arab-American Women, by Jenn̓an Ghazal Read (2004)