The Non-Arab Woman Ethnographer as Student of the World


Moroccan women
House of Representatives

How to Cite

Perkins, A. (1). The Non-Arab Woman Ethnographer as Student of the World. Al-Raida Journal, 36-39.


The status of Moroccan women in the public sphere is undergoing dramatic change. Last September (2002), 35 women won seats in the Moroccan 325-member House of Representatives, whereas previously, there were only two (ArabicNews 2002). This trend toward increasing visibility challenges long-held notions about the gendering of public space in Arab societies.


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