Weaving tradition and modernity: Bedouin women in higher education

Kathleen Abu-Saad, Tamar Horowitz, Ismael Abu-Saad

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Bedouin Arab women in Higher Education are exposed to many differing, yet intersecting, worlds. This volume provides insight into the complex personal, academic and social worlds of these young women primarily through their own words and voices. Those in Academia have tended to characterize Arab/Muslim women, as silence and silenced by an oppressive culture and religion. But are they really silent? This monograph provides an opportunity for listening to the voices and glimpsing the agency of these path-breaking women. As such, it provides a foundation for understanding the impact of higher education upon their lives and society, and upon their future development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBeer Sheva
Publisherהוצאת אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9789655360486, 9789657211236
StatePublished - 2007


  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev -- Students
  • Bedouins -- Israel -- Negev
  • Women
  • Bedouin -- Social conditions -- Israel -- Negev
  • Bedouin -- Education (Higher) -- Israel -- Negev
  • Bedouin -- Israel -- Negev -- Ethnic identity


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