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Labour Market Participation among Palestinian Women: Religiosity or "Rational Modernity"?

In this talk, Dr Randa Nasser will discuss the findings of her study, which seeks to examine the factors that may influence labour market behaviour of women in Palestine. The study is conducted on a purposeful sample of 550 married, employed and unemployed women in the “West Bank” region of Palestine. While both “Western” and local Palestinian feminist researchers argue that the Islamic religion, people’s religiosity, and the resulting patriarchal ethos explain low labour participation among Arab and Muslim women, Dr Nasser problematizes these claims, arguing that such claims are inaccurate and perpetuate Orientalist ideology. 

Event Details

Speaker: Dr Randa Nasser, Birzeit University
Chair:  Dr Michael Mason, LSE
Date: Thursday 20 February 2014
Time: 12.00-13.30
Location:  Room 3.21, Old Building, LSE
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



Randa Nasser obtained her doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Utah, and is a faculty member of the Sociology department at Birzeit University. Her specializations include social development quantitative methodology

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