, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 247–253 | Cite as

Empowerment as Resistance: Conceptualizing Palestinian women's empowerment

  • Eileen Kuttab
Local/Global Encounters


Eileen Kuttab contextualizes empowerment historically in Palestinian practices of mobilization and resistance. She draws on interviews and focus group discussions to explore the meanings the term has come to acquire in the Palestinian context. Kuttab examines alternative ways of understanding empowerment that go beyond instrumentalism to recapture some of the original associations the term had with power and resistance.


struggle gender identity collective alternatives political consciousness 


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