'Every contributor here has insights to offer. I found myself re-thinking again and again what women activists created in the wake of their historic acts of political resistance. What a valuable book!'
Cynthia Enloe, author of Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered
'Boldly challenging Orientalist and liberalist analyses of the Arab world, El Said, Meari, and Pratt, assemble a set of brilliant interventions.'
Suad Joseph, University of California, Davis
'Prescient and insightful ... succeeds in unpicking unfounded generalisations concerning both the nature of the Arab Spring and of women's participation and resistance.'
Ruth Pearson, professor emeritus, University of Leeds
'This timely and exciting volume leaves no doubt that a gendered lens is key to understanding socio-political transformations in the Middle East.'
Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS University of London
'If you are interested in Palestinian resistance of Israeli sexual interrogation techniques and/or the post-revolutionary politics of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and how they have placed the body and sexuality at center stage, this book offers fresh discussions of new approaches, debates and constructions ...'
Mervat F. Hatem, Howard University
'An important and original contribution to transnational, postcolonial feminist scholarship.'
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, distinguished professor of women's and gender studies, Syracuse University, and author of Feminism Without Borders