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Book review: Gendered paradoxes: educating Jordanian women in nation, faith, and progress

Brumley, Cheryl (2013) Book review: Gendered paradoxes: educating Jordanian women in nation, faith, and progress. LSE Review of Books (23 May 2013). Website.

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"Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progress." Fida J. Adely. University of Chicago Press. 2012. --- In 2005 the World Bank released a gender assessment of the nation of Jordan, a country that like many in the Middle East has undergone dramatic social and gender transformations, in part by encouraging equal access to education for men and women. The resulting demographic picture there—highly educated women who still largely stay at home as mothers and caregivers— prompted the World Bank to label Jordan a “gender paradox.” Cheryl Brumley is impressed by the way this book challenges development truisms and hopes the policymakers and development professionals take heed before enacting broad policies in the Middle East.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 15:57
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:14

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