Gender and Authoritarianism in the MENA Region
Session organized by the Turkish Sociological Association
Inequalities in gender, race and ethnicity and social class deepen in the times of authoritarian political climates. Authoritarian political climates normalize all kinds of violence and unjust relations in any society. MENA Region societies, which do not have a long history with democracy, experience extra challenges in that respect. On the contrary, MENA region has been experiencing ethnic, religious, political and social conflicts over decades. This session invites papers dwelling upon these deepening inequalities in the MENA region societies from an intersectional approach with particular emphasis on gender and authoritarianism. We welcome papers from Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia etc. focusing on gender and authoritarianism in the MENA region.