The Interplay of Space and Gender in the City of Mostaganem, Algeria

19 Pages Posted: 16 May 2018

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Fatima Zohra Benneghrouzi

University of Mostaganem

Mimouna Zitouni

University of Mohamed Ben Ahmed Oran 2

Date Written: April 4, 2018

Abstract

This paper probes the following questions: 1) to what extent do the conceptualisation and implementation of space/place express and sustain certain hegemonic hierarchies that normalise socio-cultural divisions in Arab Algerian environment of Mostaganem City? 2) What tools are utilised as means of space exclusion? 3) Is there a possibility of recreating new spaces for women, by making them occupy existing men’ spaces or revalorise unexploited spaces? (4) And ultimately, how much (dis)empowering space is for women? In relation to these questions, three postulations are advanced: (1) The Arab Algerian culture is drastically male-oriented and space appropriation only validates such culturally hammered circumstance. (2) Harassment by verbal violence is the main and most forceful tool of space exclusion. (3) Masculine hegemony has it that no possibility of space (re) valorisation is now opportune.

Keywords: gender, culture, (dis)empowerment, Mostaganem, space/ place exclusion, hegemony, harassment

Suggested Citation

Benneghrouzi, Fatima Zohra and Zitouni, Mimouna, The Interplay of Space and Gender in the City of Mostaganem, Algeria (April 4, 2018). Proceedings of the 9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3179033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3179033

Fatima Zohra Benneghrouzi (Contact Author)

University of Mostaganem ( email )

Avenue Hamadou Hossine
Mostaganem
Algeria

Mimouna Zitouni

University of Mohamed Ben Ahmed Oran 2 ( email )

Bir El Djir
Algeria

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