Author

Farida Ezzat

Abstract

Contraceptive choices, as a reflection of agency, inform us about various ways individual women seek particular forms of empowerment, in light of socio-economic, affective, and gender-based constraints. Ultimately, this serves to challenge inflexible conceptualizations of the status of women by calling into question the claim that patriarchy is unequivocally coercive and that women are inescapably disempowered and providing new avenues from where we may begin to rethink female agency and empowerment.

Department

Middle East Studies Center

Degree Name

MA in Middle East Studies

Date of Award

2-1-2017

Online Submission Date

February 2017

First Advisor

Rieker, Martina

Committee Member 1

Gamblin, Sandrine

Committee Member 2

Sholkamy, Hania

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

94 p.

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