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Kvinnornas post-revolutionära Tunisien : ur askan i elden? : en diskussionsanalys av debatten kring jämställdhet i Tunisiens nya konstitution

Sternäng, Karin LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
On October 23, 2011, Ennahda wins Tunisia's first free democratic elections. Ennahda is an Islamist party that was publicly acknowledged only after the ruling dictator was overthrown. Media has been talking about the revolution in Tunisia as the citizen's liberation, but after the election the discussion is about women's future. When the new provisional constitution is published on August 8 2012 the Western media reflects an image of a shattered dream for the women of Tunisia. In Tunisia, it is speculated whether the new constitution defines women as men's complement within nation and family.
The purpose of this analyze is to examine the current debate around the concept of complementarity. My main question is; how and why do the... (More)
On October 23, 2011, Ennahda wins Tunisia's first free democratic elections. Ennahda is an Islamist party that was publicly acknowledged only after the ruling dictator was overthrown. Media has been talking about the revolution in Tunisia as the citizen's liberation, but after the election the discussion is about women's future. When the new provisional constitution is published on August 8 2012 the Western media reflects an image of a shattered dream for the women of Tunisia. In Tunisia, it is speculated whether the new constitution defines women as men's complement within nation and family.
The purpose of this analyze is to examine the current debate around the concept of complementarity. My main question is; how and why do the definitions of the concept of equality differ in the tunisian debate?
The thesis has been carried out using discussion-analytical tools with material in the form of blog posts, excerpts from interviews and opinion articles. The analysis of the debate results in two different definitions of equality. By web-activists arguments about equality together with hegemonic feminism I reach a definition of equality based on universal human rights. The argument from Monica Marks representing Ennahda, in conjunction with the theory of equity has formed a definition of equality based on women and men's complementary roles. By examining the debate from a post-colonial feminist perspective I reach the conclusion that the perception of equality is highly context-dependent and may vary without necessarily conflict with international agreements. (Less)
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author
Sternäng, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
post-colonial feminism, equity, feminism, Ennahda, complementarity, Tunisia, women, equality, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3358768
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:23:15
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {On October 23, 2011, Ennahda wins Tunisia's first free democratic elections. Ennahda is an Islamist party that was publicly acknowledged only after the ruling dictator was overthrown. Media has been talking about the revolution in Tunisia as the citizen's liberation, but after the election the discussion is about women's future. When the new provisional constitution is published on August 8 2012 the Western media reflects an image of a shattered dream for the women of Tunisia. In Tunisia, it is speculated whether the new constitution defines women as men's complement within nation and family.
	The purpose of this analyze is to examine the current debate around the concept of complementarity. My main question is; how and why do the definitions of the concept of equality differ in the tunisian debate? 
	The thesis has been carried out using discussion-analytical tools with material in the form of blog posts, excerpts from interviews and opinion articles. The analysis of the debate results in two different definitions of equality. By web-activists arguments about equality together with hegemonic feminism I reach a definition of equality based on universal human rights. The argument from Monica Marks representing Ennahda, in conjunction with the theory of equity has formed a definition of equality based on women and men's complementary roles. By examining the debate from a post-colonial feminist perspective I reach the conclusion that the perception of equality is highly context-dependent and may vary without necessarily conflict with international agreements.},
  author       = {Sternäng, Karin},
  keyword      = {post-colonial feminism,equity,feminism,Ennahda,complementarity,Tunisia,women,equality,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnornas post-revolutionära Tunisien : ur askan i elden? : en diskussionsanalys av debatten kring jämställdhet i Tunisiens nya konstitution},
  year         = {2013},
}