Guide to the Frances Hasso Collection, 1983-2015 and undated
Printed materials from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, and Dubai collected by Frances Hasso regarding women's rights, political activism, and feminism in the Middle East during the 1980s and 1990s. Includes publications from the Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committee, the Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance, and the National Council of Women (Egypt).
- Collection Number
- Frances Hasso collection
- 3 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in Arabic and English
This collection consists of printed materials collected by Hasso in the Middle East relating to gender, feminism, marriage, and women's rights in Egypt, Dubai, Palestine, and Jordan. Most of these items are printed materials from organizations such as the Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committes, the National Council for Women (Egypt), and the Center for Egyptian Legal Assistance (CELWA). There are also reference materials relating to these topics, produced by NGOs and other academic institutions. The collection also contains a marriage box, acquired by Hasso in 2003, from the Courts Department of Dubai. This box was intended for distribution to marrying couples and includes brochures, pamphlets, and other information about relevant laws and social programs impacting women and children.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Frances Hasso collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Brochures and booklets produced by the NCW. Topics include polygamy, women's inheritance, religious intepretations of women's roles, women's rights to use technology. Includes 1 CD. Arabic.
Tapes, in Arabic: التوعية بحقوق المراة القانونية باستخدام تكنولوجيا المعلومات= al-Tawʻīyah bi-ḥuqūqu al-marʼah al- qānūniyah bi-istikhdām tiknūlūjyā al-maʻīlūmāt
Reports, publications, and booklets. Titles include: "The Harvest Two Years After 'Khol" (English; khulʻ= الخلع= (Islamic Law)); "CEDAW and Islamic Shariaa" (English); "The Social Consequences of Divorce" (Arabic); "The Law and Life of Christians" (Arabic); "Divorce in Christianity: Issues and Statistics" (Arabic); "The Economic and Psychological Consequences of Divorce in Egypt" (Arabic); "Social Impact of 'Khol" (khulʻ= الخلع= (Islamic Law); Arabic)
Literature and pamphlets intended for marrying couples; research; notes by Hasso summarizing the content of "Sea of Life" cassette tape. "Sea of Life" cassette tape also included. Arabic and English.
Blue velvet box collected by Hasso in 2003.
NGO and other organizational reports on topics relating to women in Palestine. English.
Report published by PASSIA.
Includes organization brochures, publications, pamphlets, and reports about women's rights, domestic violence, and public policy. Titles include: "Towards a Feminine Revolution" (newsletters, Arabic: اتحاد لجان العمل النسائي الفلسطيني : نحو حركة جماهيرية نسوية موحدة = Naḥwa ḥarakah jamāhīrīyah niswīyah muwaḥḥadah: Itiḥād lijān al-ʻamal al-nisāʼī al-Filastīnī); "The Woman's Voice" (Arabic); "The Woman's Fight" (Arabic); "The Woman's Battle" (Arabic); "The Woman's Journey" (Arabic); "The Woman's Path" (Conference proceedings, Arabic); "The Woman's Resistance and Standing Strong" (Arabic); "Jordan Parliamentary Election: Introductions and Results, 1993" (Arabic); "The Development of the Palestinian Women Movement in the Territories Occupied in 1967 After 20 Years of Israeli Occupation" (English, Arabic); "The Program and Internal Platform of the Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committees in the Occupied Territories" (English); "The Palestinian Union of Women's Work Committees, paper presented at the International Decade for Women, Nairobi" (English).
Arabic text. الحركات النسوية الفلسطينية بين الوطنية والعلمانية والهوية الاسلامية : نساء على تقاطع طرق = Nisāʼ ʻalá taqāṭuʻ ṭuruq : al-ḥarakāt al-nisawīyah al-Filasṭīnīyah bayna al-waṭanīyah wa-al-ʻalmānīyah wa-al-huwīyah al-Islāmīyah
Arabic: المذكرة الإيضاحية لقانون الأحوال الشخصية : قانون الأحوال الشخصية = Qānūn al-Aḥwāl al-Shakhṣīyah: al-Mudhakkirah al-īḍāḥīyah li-Qānūn al-Aḥwāl al-shakhṣīyah
Frances S. Hasso is Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke. She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Department of History. She is affiliated with the Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center. Professor Hasso is an Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.
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- Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance
- Majlis al-Qawmī lil-Marʼah (Egypt)
- Palestinian Federation of Women's Action Committees
- Divorce -- Egypt
- Human Rights -- Palestine
- Human Rights -- Middle East
- Women's rights -- Middle East
The [collection title] were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a [gift/purchase/transfer] in [year].
Processed by Meghan Lyon, July 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0077