New Discourse, Old Orientalism : A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”? / Sjoberg, Laura; Whooley, Jonathon.

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. ed. / John Davis. Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. p. 13-44.

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New Discourse, Old Orientalism : A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”? / Sjoberg, Laura; Whooley, Jonathon.

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. ed. / John Davis. Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. p. 13-44.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Sjoberg, L & Whooley, J 2013, New Discourse, Old Orientalism: A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”? in J Davis (ed.), The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Burlington, VT, pp. 13-44. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612485

APA

Sjoberg, L., & Whooley, J. (2013). New Discourse, Old Orientalism: A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”? In J. Davis (Ed.), The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy (pp. 13-44). Ashgate Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612485

Vancouver

Sjoberg L, Whooley J. New Discourse, Old Orientalism: A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”? In Davis J, editor, The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2013. p. 13-44 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315612485

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Sjoberg, Laura ; Whooley, Jonathon. / New Discourse, Old Orientalism : A Critical Evaluation of the “Arab Spring for Women”?. The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy. editor / John Davis. Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013. pp. 13-44

BibTeX

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