Between Nationalism and Feminism: The Eastern Women's Congresses of 1930 and 1932

@article{Weber2007BetweenNA,
  title={Between Nationalism and Feminism: The Eastern Women's Congresses of 1930 and 1932},
  author={Charlotte Weber},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={106 - 83}
}
  • Charlotte Weber
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology, History
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
This essay examines the Eastern Women's Congresses in Damascus (1930) and Tehran (1932) to show how Middle Eastern women attempted to stake their own claim to modernity within the established terms of nationalist and international feminist discourses. I argue that in organizing across national boundaries, in seeking recognition from the international women's movement, and above all in articulating a uniquely "Eastern" framework in which to ground women's rights, the delegates tried to create an… Expand
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