active women and ideal refugees: dissecting gender, identity and discourse in the Sahrawi refugee camps

@article{Finden2018activeWA,
  title={active women and ideal refugees: dissecting gender, identity and discourse in the Sahrawi refugee camps},
  author={Alice Finden},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={120},
  pages={37-53}
}
abstractSince the Moroccan invasion in 1975, official reports on visits to Sahrawi refugee camps by international aid agencies and faith-based groups consistently reflect an overwhelming impression of gender equality in Sahrawi society. As a result, the space of the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria and, by external association, Sahrawi society and Western Sahara as a nation-in-exile is constructed as ‘ideal’ (Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2010, p. 67). I suggest that the ‘feminist nationalism’ of the… Expand

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