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A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia

Professor Al-Rasheed will introduce her new book and discuss the ‘question of women’ in Saudi Arabia in light of the interconnection between state, religion and society.

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Event Details

Speaker: Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, Middle East Centre, LSE
Chair: Dr Sumi Madhok, LSE

Date: Monday 7 October 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: New Theatre, East Building, LSE
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis

Copies of A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia will be on sale at the event, however only cash payments can be accepted.



Madawi Al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, LSE and Research Fellow at The Open Society Foundation. Previously, she was Professor of Social Anthropology at King’s College, London. Her research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia. Her publications include Politics in an Arabian Oasis (I.B. Tauris 1991), A History of Saudi Arabia (second edition CUP 2010), Counter Narratives: History, Contemporary Society and Politics in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Palgrave 2004),Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf (Routledge 2005), Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation (CUP 2007), Kingdom without Borders: Saudi Political, Religious and Media Frontiers (Hurst 2008),  Dying for Faith: Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World (I.B. Tauris 2009), Demystifying the Caliphate (Hurst 2012) and a Most  Masculine State: Gender, Religion, and Politics in Saudi Arabia (CUP 2013).