Multiple Researchers, Gender Resistance (Beirut: Arab Council for Social Sciences, 2019). 118 pp. ISBN 978-9983-0-4969-4

Recognizing the growing role of women in the Arab region, including their active participation in protests and large demonstrations taking place in the area, this book highlights the importance of promoting gender studies with the aim of dealing with women’s resistance to prejudicial laws against feminist activism in the Arab world.

The book covers a wide range of topics, addressed by seven researchers, and can be divided into two main parts. The first part focuses on how women can resist inadequate and unfair laws and regulations. During the 2016 municipal elections in Beirut, for instance, Rasha Younis uses the “Beirut My City” campaign as a case study in order to analyze the resistance of female candidates to the sectarian “political game” and its strict rules....

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