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The Resource Queens of the kingdom : the women of Saudi Arabia speak, Nicola Sutcliff

Queens of the kingdom : the women of Saudi Arabia speak, Nicola Sutcliff

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Queens of the kingdom : the women of Saudi Arabia speak
Title
Queens of the kingdom
Title remainder
the women of Saudi Arabia speak
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Sutcliff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Saudi Arabia is one of the most closed countries in the world. To separate fact from fiction, Nicola Sutcliff decided to go behind the veil for four years living, working and socialising in Saudi society. The resulting project - this fascinating and revelatory book - aims to raise the voices of these women; to share their realities, dreams, frustrations and talents. Through personal interviews, thirty women share their stories: from world-renowned activists to wives in polygamous households; high-ranking princesses to desert-dwelling bedouins. They talk candidly about the issues most intriguing to a Western audience - driving, sister wives and the religious police - as well as lesser known aspects of their lives, including under-the-abaya fashion, underground parties, and the practice of `purchasing' husbands online. Many of the topics they discuss are completely unreported, until now. This compelling book also includes timely essays on wide-ranging subjects including driving, transgenderism, male guardianship, religion, politics and sexuality. Authentic, eye-opening, inspiring, courageous, this book will challenge stereotypes and reveal the intimate thoughts and details of women's lives in this most intriguing and mysterious of countries. At a time when the Kingdom appears to be on the cusp of change, this unique book captures the essence of what it is like to be a woman living in Saudi Arabia today
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Sutcliff, Nicola
Dewey number
953.805
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Queens of the kingdom : the women of Saudi Arabia speak, Nicola Sutcliff
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065272539
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781471179679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084353933
Label
Queens of the kingdom : the women of Saudi Arabia speak, Nicola Sutcliff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065272539
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781471179679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084353933

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