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Gen zeds : Arab women speaking with 'still small voices'

Walters, Tim, Quinn, Stephen and Walters, Lynne Masel 2003, Gen zeds : Arab women speaking with 'still small voices', Ecquid novi: African journalism studies, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 181-194, doi: 10.3368/ajs.24.2.181.

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Title Gen zeds : Arab women speaking with 'still small voices'
Author(s) Walters, Tim
Quinn, Stephen
Walters, Lynne Masel
Journal name Ecquid novi: African journalism studies
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 181
End page 194
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press, Journal Division
Place of publication Madison, Wis.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0256-0054
1942-0773
Keyword(s) communication behaviour
Gen zeds
gender
global culture
inter-net
islamic culture
students
technology
United Arab Emirates
Zayed University
Summary The ‘Gen Zeds’ are female Emirati students in their early twenties at Zayed University who oscillate between the traditional Islamic culture of their families, and the highly mediated global culture they experience at university and on the Inter-net. These students come almost entirely from prosperous families. On graduation, they are expected to assume leadership positions in the United Arab Emirates – a country in transition – despite living in a society that recently has not permitted women roles beyond that of mother and homemaker. This article considers whether the lessons and experiences they encounter at university – and their intense exposure to a technology-mediated world – will equip them for life in a society radically different from that of their mothers, and whether their ‘still small voices’ will be heard in a new technology economy.
Language eng
DOI 10.3368/ajs.24.2.181
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, University of Wisconsin Press, Journal Division
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016825

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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