On this episode of History Talk, guests Johanna Sellman, Gulsah Toronoglu and Sabra Webber discuss the diverse and dynamic history of women in the Middle East and North Africa.
Highlighting the region’s great range of historical experiences, they question the idea that women’s rights marks a divide between Muslim societies and the “West,” explore the history of women’s movements, and address the ways in which the flourishing of new media is transforming political and artistic expression throughout the Muslim world.
*[This podcast was originally featured by Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, a partner institution of Fair Observer.]
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