Half the People: Women, History and the Palestinian Intifada

This study provides an historical overview of women in Palestinian society
and an analysis of the experience of women as related to the Intifada. It
illustrates how women both benefited and were profoundly disadvantaged
by the events of the past few years. Chapter titles include “Women and the
Intifada”; “Formal Organization”; “Women and Democracy”; “Paradoxes
and Contradictions”; “Opportunities: Women and Work”; “Effects of Islamic
Resurgence”; “Palestinian Women Detainees”; “Conflicting Israeli Influences”;
and “Women, Culture and Identity.”

Dec. 1, 1992