Record Details

Catalog Search

Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world / Katherine Zoepf.

Zoepf, Katherine, author. (Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 305.42 ZOEPF (Text) 33946003082596 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 305.4209 ZOE (Text) 39391006718447 Non-Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 305.4209 ZOE (Text) 34330513029802 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Mitchell Community Public Library - Mitchell 305.42 ZOE (Text) 36823001650632 New Books Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 305.42 ZOE (Text) 37323005241768 NONFIC Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Waverly 305.4209 ZOE (Text) 78551000525118 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 305.4209 Zoepf (Text) 31208912440064 non-fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 305.4209 ZOE (Text) 30032010672043 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 305.42091 ZOE (Text) 31951004074990 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 10/29/2016

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594203886
  • ISBN: 1594203881
  • Physical Description: xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: And let them throw their veils over their bosoms -- Religious education is a great protection for a woman -- The most promiscuous virgins in the world -- Washing away the shame -- Before we get married, we have each other -- It becomes very difficult to go home again -- Driving will lead women to leave their homes a lot, whether they need to or not -- The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine.
Summary, etc.: "For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria before its civil warshe documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Good Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Feminism > Arab countries.
Young women > Arab countries > Social conditions.
Young women > Political activity > Arab countries.
Muslim women > Political activity > Arab countries.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies.
Unga kvinnor.
Muslimska kvinnor.
Politiskt deltagande.

Additional Resources