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CFP: Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches (Workshop Proposal)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

We seek proposals on the importance of gender in shaping the history of Libya (the North African and Saharan regions named Libya since the 20th century) in its connections to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the United States and Asia. Libya has been accessible to very few scholars so far and gender has seldom been the focus of attention. Our aim is to shed new light on this blind spot of scholarship by investigating, from a gendered and postcolonial perspective, issues such as labour, religion, citizenship, sexuality, tourism, consumer culture, and the media.

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