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Arab Women Cyberfeminism

Rita Stephan

Abstract


In 1999, members of the San Francisco chapter of the Arab Women Solidarity Association (AWSA-United) launched a website and an email listserv to connect Arab women internationally. The aim of this listserv was to provide a space for Arab women and their allies to share information and discuss issues relevant to Arab women's lives and experiences. It also serves as a springboard for activism related to Arab women's issues in the modern world (AWSA website). Through conducting an online survey, I use the case study of AWSA-United to understand how Arab women use cyberspace to construct their identity in terms of their ethnicities as Arabs or hyphenated-Arabs, their religions as Muslims, Christians or others, and their activism as feminists or activists.


Keywords


Arab women; identity; cyberspace; internet

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