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IGS744B Gender and Citizenship: An Incomplete Status for Arab Women

[3–0, 3 cr.]

With few exceptions, Arab women are not allowed to pass on their citizenship to their non-national spouses and children. This course sheds light on the issue of gender and citizenship in the Arab world, highlights the nationalist discourse that surrounds the issue, and analyses the concept and practice of citizenship. It offers case studies from various Arab countries as well as other countries. It also discusses the problems that arise as a result where this problem is a constant source of instability and humiliation for the families of these women.