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"IN LINE WITH THE DIVINE": THE STRUGGLE FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN LEBANON"

by WLCU Editor | Nov 02, 2015

ABELIAN ACADEMIC ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK:
 "IN LINE WITH THE DIVINE": THE STRUGGLE FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN LEBANON"

FOR FALL 2015 WINNER OF THE 2015 RITA SABAT AWARD
Volume One in the Gender, Religion, and History Series
Beirut—Berlin—Warwick, Rhode Island: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.

Abelian Academic announced today the publication of "In Line with the Divine" the Struggle for Gender Equality in Lebanon. This book details women’s experiences of gender inequality and the legal, social, religious, and political obstacles which challenge Lebanon’s progress toward the eradication of violence and discrimination against women. The title is available for purchase through Abelian Academic and Createspace, a subsidiary of Amazon, at www.createspace.com/4261292.
“We are proud that this volume has received the first Rita Sabat Award. With it, ABAAD, a leading institution and Resource Center for Gender Equality in Lebanon, recognizes the work of the contributors and editors toward advancing the cause of women’s equality in Lebanon,” said Denis Higbie, Manager of Administrative Affairs at The Abelian Group in his announcement.
The book contributes to the current debate about gender equality especially with regard to the UN Post-2015 Development Goal and the application of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). “In Line with the Divine” shows that gender equality is indispensable for the equitable development of society, for the advancement of families, and for the eradication of violence, discrimination, and poverty.
The contributors to this volume touch on a wide variety of pressing issues in the gender equality movement in Lebanon and in the wider Near East: gender equality in the family (Rita Sabat–posthumously edited by Elisabeth Prügl), articles highlighting the contributions of pioneers of the struggle for gender equality (Rita Stephan, Hayfaa A. Tlaiss), domestic violence (Nicole Khoury), civil marriage (Nelia Hyndman-Rizk), the challenges facing Shi`ite women in the Beqa`a Valley (Sherifa Zuhur), divorce (Mireille Aprahamian), women and the effects of male emigration (Stephanie Hjorth), Syrian women refugees in Lebanese media (Rouba El Helou & Maria Bou Zeid), and women’s immigration (Dalia Abdelhady). The life and work of Dr. Sabat is presented through two retrospectives (Guita Hourani, Jasmin Lilian Diab). A summary and pathfinding guide to areas of theoretical and practical work (Cornelia Horn) orients the reader to the possible future of gender studies and the struggle for women’s equality in Lebanon and the wider region.
About the Editors The editors of the book are experts in the fields of gender studies, migration and citizenship, and religion and interreligious dialogue.
Rita Stephan, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University, a Senior Demographics Fellow at the Arab American Institute, and a Foreign Affairs Officer at the United States Department of State. Her research encompasses the Lebanese women’s movement, social movements, social networks, and Arab-American culture.
Guita Hourani, Ph.D., is the Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center and an Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University-Louaizé, Lebanon. She has served as an expert advisor for several national and multinational organizations, including the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Her research addresses the problems of war, migration, and insecurity, with special focus on Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, citizenship and naturalization, and Lebanese nationals living in the Gulf States.
Cornelia Horn, Ph.D., Dr. phil. habil., is a scholar of Oriental Christian Studies and a Heisenberg Fellow at the Free University of Berlin. Her research addresses the spread of shared religious ideas, expression, and practices throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Northeastern Africa, the Caucasus, and Central Asia among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Her recent work has focused on children and the relevance of social constructs in creating religious identity and in interreligious dialogue.
About the Series
Gender, Religion, & History (GRH) is a series dedicated to the analysis of gender-related problems through history and in the present. For more information on upcoming releases in this series, please visit abelianpublishing.com.
Price: 24.99 USD
Purchase at: www.createspace.com/4261292
ISBN/EAN13: 0692472274 / 9780692472279
Page Count: 294
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English
Categories: Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy
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