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New Modes of Communication: Web Representations and Blogs: Gulf States
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Abstract

This entry examines how women in the Gulf States have embraced new and social media as a means to communicate and express their views. The Internet has the potential to serve as a vehicle for social change, but it can also act as a means to enforce traditional social and moral norms and women’s freedom is still as constrained online as it is offline. The Gulf Cooperation C…

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Mellor, Noha, “New Modes of Communication: Web Representations and Blogs: Gulf States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001443>
First published online: 2012



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