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Burning the Veil


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Introduction 1. From the Setif massacre to the November insurrection: the origins of the Algerian women's movement, 1945-54 2. The origins of the emancipation campaign, November 1954 to May 1958. 3. Unveiling: the 'revolutionary journees' of 13 May 1958 4. The propaganda offensive and the strategy of contact 5. The Mouvement de Solidarite Feminine: army wives and domesticating the 'native'. 6. Military 'pacification' and the women of Bordj Okhriss 7. The Mobile Socio-Medical Teams (EMSI): making contact with peasant society. 8. The battle over the personal status law of 1959. 9. The FLN and the role of women during the war 10. From women's radical nationalism to the restoration of patriarchy (1959-62). 11. The post-independence state and the conservative marginalisation of women Conclusion Bibliography Index

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Neil MacMaster is Honorary Reader in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia

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