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Women's Rights: Male Advocacy: Overview
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The nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The Woman Question early on became a key component of state actors' attempts to mobilize all available resources to fend off encroachment by European powers looking to colonize or simply render usable (to them) the geostrategic assets of the Middle East, North Africa, and other traditionally Muslim territories. Beginning in the early n…

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Frierson, Elizabeth, “Women's Rights: Male Advocacy: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0151>
First published online: 2009



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