Working papers- gender and society

Working Papers

In September 1994, the Women’s Studies Program launched an extensive collaborative research project called "Palestinian Women in Society,” which has to date produced six working papers in the Gender and Society Series:


Working Paper No. 1: Gender and Feminist Scholarship in the Middle East (1995), with contributions by Deniz Kandiyoti, with commentaries by Rema Hammami and Lisa Taraki (File in English

Working Paper No. 2: Gender and Public Policy (1996), with separate contributions:

     (1) Article 1 by: Islah Jad, Penny Johnson, and Rita Giacaman; (in Arabic)

    (2) Article 2 by: Eileen Kuttab, Sa’ed Jasir, Majdi Malki, and Suha   Hindiyyeh;   (in Arabic)         

     (3) Article 3 by Lisa Taraki  (in Arabic)

Working Paper No. 3:  Gender and Development (1995), with contributions by Valentine Moghadam, Nahla Abdo, and commentaries by Eileen Kuttab and Rita Giacaman (File in English)

Working Paper No. 4:  Gender and Vocational Education: Gender Planning, Vocational Education, and Technical Training: Palestine, An Initial Framework (1996), by Lamis Abu-Nahleh. Also published by the World University Service (UK) as: Gender Planning, Vocational Education and Technical Training in Palestine (1996). (File in English)

Working Paper No. 5:  Gender, Language, and Creativity (1998), by Ilham Abu-Ghazaleh (File in Arabic)   

Summary: In this volume Ilham Abu Ghazaleh follows discourse analysis method in analyzing titles in three selected literary texts. Titles given by the society to its members play an important role in defining the person's role in society and in evaluating, developing and highlighting this role. These titles empower as well the cultural role of persons in society. The researcher believes that language shapes us from birth, and that we , therefore, reshape the society through language. This paper attempts to explore how the contemporary Palestinian society deals with men and women by finding out how its intellectuals and writers deal with titles in language through which the attitude towards the achievements of both women and men in this society  

Working Paper No. 6:  Gender and Education: Palestinian Education Under the Palestinian Authority (2003), by Nida’ Abu-Awwad (File in Arabic)