A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

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Madawi Al-Rasheed
Cambridge University Press, 2013-04-08
EAN 9780521122528, ISBN10: 052112252X

Hardcover, 334 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

'This book deserves praise - and more importantly - to be read by those with an interest in Saudi Arabia or a desire to learn more about the factors and mechanisms that contribute to women's continued marginalisation worldwide.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'Al-Rasheed demonstrates the centrality of women in a state that draws its legitimacy from its fidelity to the sectarian ideology that presided over its birth in the 19th century. The author depicts the relationship between state and Wahabism (deemed a form of 'religious nationalism') as close, albeit fraught with tensions … the book is timely, lucid, and filled with insights into the lives of these still little-known women. Summing up: recommended. All academic levels/libraries.' M. Lazreg, Choice