From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
A small yet significant meeting takes place directly across the street from the Cairo central union office for healthcare professionals. It is a meeting of the strikers’ central committee for the Doctors Syndicate, in which the General Secretary Amr Bakr personally describes the divisions within the syndicate as an “extreme clash,” between the Muslim Brotherhood-led leadership currently against the strike and a non-Brotherhood faction that is organizing the ...Keep Reading »
Gillian Kennedy is a PhD candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. Her PhD examines coercive and consensual counter- hegemonic strategies within the Egyptian Islamist movement from colonial rule up until the dramatic demise Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian regime. She is also a history tutor for Modern European History and Early Modern European Intellectual History in Kings College London, Department of History. Last year she worked as a Press Officer for the Tamer Institute for Community Education in Ramallah, Palestine. Her articles appeared in the Atlantic Community, the Euro-Asia Review, the Montreal Review and the Journal on Islamic Civilization (University of Lahore). She graduated from University College Dublin with a BA (Hon) in History and Politics, and later completed an MA in International Relations at Dublin City University. For more information, please visit www.gillkennedy.com.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet