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Dalia Abdelhady


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Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change


  • Dalia Abdelhady
  • May Aldabbagh
  • Ghalia Gargani

Summary, in English

The authors utilize different methodologies, disciplinary traditions, and analytical perspectives. Yet, they all draw our attention to the complex and contradictory ways in which men and women from or living in the Gulf are selectively incorporated into a world society. The workshop papers were summarized and form the basis of this proceedings document prepared by Ghalia Gargani, Acting Director of DSG’s Gender and Public Policy Program, and the workshop organizers for the benefit of the authors and the larger community of scholars, students, and policy makers interested in women and globalization in the GCC. We hope that this document will be a useful reference for those interested in a more nuanced and complex view of women’s “position” in the Gulf.


  • MECW: The Middle East in the Contemporary World
  • Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies

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Dubai School of Government


  • Other Social Sciences