Women in Israel

Offering a distinctive and subtle analysis of tensions between government policies on religious matters and feminism, Halperin-Kaddari shows how women in Israel indeed have a state of their own—in the sense not of liberating refuge but of unfair marginalization.

Women in Israel
A State of Their Own

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

2003 | 376 pages | Cloth $65.00
Political Science | Law | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

PART I. THE LEGAL STAGE
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Gender Equality in the Israeli Legal System
Chapter 3. The Promotion of Gender Equality

PART II. PROGRESS AND THE LIMITS OF LAW
Chapter 4. Women and Health Care
Chapter 5. Education
Chapter 6. The Welfare State
Chapter 7. The Work Women Do
Chapter 8. Political and Public Life

PART III. POWER POLITICS, BODY POLITICS, AND RADICAL FEMINISM
Chapter 9. Violence Against Women
Chapter 10. The Exploitation of Women
Chapter 11. The Halachic Trap: Marriage and Family Life
Chapter 12. Multiple Voices

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index