By Katja Zvan Elliott
Morocco is hailed by way of teachers, foreign NGO staff, and the media as a trailblazer in women’s rights and criminal reforms. the rustic is taken into account a version for different international locations within the heart East and North African zone, yet has Morocco made as a lot growth as specialists and executive officers declare? In Modernizing Patriarchy, Katja Žvan Elliott examines why women’s rights advances are lauded in Morocco in thought yet are frequently now not famous in truth, regardless of the efforts of either Islamist and secular feminists.
In Morocco, girl literacy premiums stay one of the lowest within the sector; many girls are sufferers of gender-based violence regardless of criminal reforms; and women as younger as twelve are nonetheless engaged to grownup males, regardless of various reforms. according to vast ethnographic examine and fieldwork in Oued al-Ouliya, Modernizing Patriarchy bargains a window into the lifetime of Moroccan Muslim girls who, notwithstanding frequently younger and expert, locate it tough to steer a dignified lifestyles in a rustic the place they're anticipated to have just one future: that of spouse and mom. Žvan Elliott exposes their struggles with modernity and the criminal reforms which are supposedly ameliorating their lives. In a balanced procedure, she additionally provides male voices and their purposes for criticizing the existing women’s rights discourse. Compelling and insightful, Modernizing Patriarchy exposes the hardly ever mentioned fact of Morocco’s method towards reform.
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Modernizing Patriarchy: The Politics of Women's Rights in Morocco by Katja Zvan Elliott