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Women in the Modern History of Libya


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Introduction: Gender and transnational histories of Libya Barbara Spadaro and Katrina Yeaw 1. Centre and periphery: variations in gendered space among Libyan Jews in the late Ottoman period Rachel Simon 2. Finding women and gender in the sources: toward a historical anthropology of Ottoman Tripoli Nora Lafi 3. Gender, violence and resistance under Italian rule in Cyrenaica, 1923-1934 Katrina Yeaw 4. Remembering the 'Italian' Jewish homes of Libya: gender and transcultural memory (1967-2013) Barbara Spadaro 5. Our star: Amazigh music and the production of intimacy in 2011 Libya Leila Tayeb

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Barbara Spadaro is Lecturer in Italian History and Culture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her principal areas of research are the history of Italians from North Africa, colonial and postcolonial migration and transcultural memory. She has published articles and a monograph on the history of women in the Italian empire, ideas of Italian whiteness and the Jewish diaspora from Libya.Katrina Yeaw is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA. Her research interests include gender, race, colonialism, violence, memory, law, resistance and collaboration, and colonial and postcolonial literature.

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