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Religious Discourses and Gender Dynamics: Reflections on the Arab Spring

  • Asma Nouira
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Abstract

This chapter is a case study of the transition of Tunisia’s religious party from perennial opposition to power, albeit for a brief period. It illustrates how Ennahdha, Tunisia’s Islamic party, developed and adapted its rhetoric and its orthodoxy to befit its political agenda. It is one thing to claim scrupulous adherence to divine principles and edicts, and quite another to put these into practice against challenging political realities. This chapter traces the evolution of the party’s policies and the rationale for these policies throughout the Tunisian revolution and the constitution-building process. It also highlights the effects and implications of these religiopolitical discourses on gender dynamics in Tunisia, including gender equity and women’s rights.

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  • Asma Nouira
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  1. 1.University of Tunis El ManarTunisTunisia

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