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1960s Algeria: Women, Public Space and Moral Panic

As recent events in North Africa have demonstrated, the post-revolution is often accompanied by moral panic and a desire to 'reinstate' gendered order. This talk will explore debates about the place of women in public space in Algeria in the 1960s. Seeking to go beyond commonly-held views of post-independence Algeria as locked in a binary struggle between, on the one hand, 'tradition' and ethno-cultural nationalism and, on the other hand 'modernity' and socialist development, Dr Vince will consider how revolutionary progress could embrace puritanical single-mindedness and also how Algerian women in the 1960s responded to and contributed to these debates.

Event Details

Speaker: Dr Natalya Vince, University of Portsmouth
Dr John King, Society for Algerian Studies
Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Event Hashtag: #LSEVince
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry.



Dr Natalya Vince is Senior Lecturer in French and North African Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Her forthcoming monograph with Manchester University Press is entitled Our fighting sisters: nation, memory and gender in Algeria 1954-2012.


Patrick Altes, 2013, Garden of Eden (Jardin d'Essai). 

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