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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
Chair:
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.


Speaker

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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.

 
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