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Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(3), 72;

Negotiating Space: The Construction of a New Spatial Identity for Palestinian Muslim Women in Israel

Department of Politics, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 29528-6054, USA
Received: 22 April 2017 / Revised: 5 July 2017 / Accepted: 5 July 2017 / Published: 8 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding Muslim Mobilities and Gender)
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This article examines the impact of space on Muslim Palestinian women living in ethnically divided and deindustrialized cities and the roles ethnic marginalization and patriarchy play in shaping their spatial experiences. It examines how women negotiate their roles within space and establish themselves as actors therein. This study also explores the connection between mobility and space in the case of Palestinian Muslim women in Israel. It considers whether and how space and mobility are connected for this minority group. Muslim women in Israel, who were once rarely involved in spaces outside their homes, fields, and villages, have broken existing boundaries to enter new economic, social, and educational environments. However, the gendering of space for these women has been profoundly changed and challenged by a variety of factors, namely state interference, modernization, and Islamism. View Full-Text
Keywords: women; space; place; Palestinian Muslim; identity; mobility; Israel women; space; place; Palestinian Muslim; identity; mobility; Israel
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