The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

School of Social Science and Philosophy >
Sociology >
Sociology (Scholarly Publications) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Palestinian women from Femina Sacra to agents of active resistance
Author's Homepage:
Keywords: Palestinian women
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Ronit Lentin, Palestinian women from Femina Sacra to agents of active resistance, Women's Studies International Forum, 34, 2, 2011
Series/Report no.: Women's Studies International Forum;
Abstract: Jawaher Abu-Rahmah, who was killed by tear gas on New Year Day 2001, was among many Palestinian women, in the state of Israel and the occupied territory, who, despite being victims of what I theorise as the Israeli 'racial state', are also active agents of resistance. Nahla Abdo (1994, 2008) historicises Palestinian women's participation in the national struggle from the 1920s to the present, suggesting that their participation, in the first and second Intifadas for example, was not only a vital part of the resistance movement, but also had profound effect on gender relations within Palestinian society. This paper, while theorising the Palestinian woman - citizen of Israel, or occupied subject in the Palestinian territory - as femina sacra, the female version of Agamben's homo sacer, or 'bare life' (1995), and at the same time as an agent of resistance, attempts not to remain within the theoretical, combining theories with examples from the lived experiences of Palestinian women, believing, after Frantz Fanon in antiracism and anticolonialism as firmly rooted in the lived experience of the racialised.
Description: PUBLISHED
Related links:
Appears in Collections:Sociology (Scholarly Publications)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Palestinian women as Femina Sacra.docxPublished (author's copy) - Peer Reviewed46.51 kBMicrosoft WordView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback