Gender Regimes in the Middle East and North Africa: The Power of Feminist Movements

Valentine M Moghadam
2019 Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society  
Applying Walby's model of gender regime, with some modifications, to the Middle East and North Africa, I highlight the importance of the family as an institutional domain, replace the ideal types of social-democratic and neoliberal public gender regimes with neopatriarchal and conservative-corporatist, and elucidate feminist organizing and mobilizing as a key driver in the transition from one public gender regime to another in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. The article contributes to
more » ... ding on (varieties of) gender regimes by underscoring (sub)regional specificities across the capitalist world-system's economic zones and emphasizing the role of feminist activism.
doi:10.1093/sp/jxaa019 fatcat:nliet5ua3jadhb2q72urqfvzou