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(Re) Positioning Lebanese Feminist Discourse: A Rhetorical Study of Al-Raida (Pioneer) Journal

Abstract This study is a feminist historiography of Al-Raida, a Lebanese feminist journal introduced in 1976 by the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University. This study recovers foundations of modern Lebanese feminist discourses as they are articulated in the journal by employing Foucauldian CDA as a means to trace discourse strands, or conversations, which include Family Planning, development, politics and narratives of the Lebanese civil war. This study explores, by situating each discourse strand within dominant and local historical contexts, the shifting rhetorical function of the journal through various historical moments. Tracing the dominant discourse strands within the first decade of the journa... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Khoury, Nicole Michelle (Author) / Goggin, Maureen D (Advisor) / Ali, Souad T (Advisor) / Roen, Duane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Gender studies / Middle Eastern studies / Arab / Feminism / Gender / Lebanon / Middle East / Women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 218 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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