Migration, Gender and Social Justice: Perspectives on Human Insecurity

Thanh-Dam Truong

Editorial: S/E
Año: 2010

The book presents the first English edition of Hubertine Auclert's Arab Women in Algeria which offers a unique picture of Algerian society in late 19th century.

While women were mistreated by men (sale of prepubescent girls into marriage, forced marriage, repudiation permitted only to men, polygamy), Arab men were mistreated by the colonial administration and excluded from the government of Algeria. She denounced the contradictions and hypocrisy of French justice, which often enforced, for their own interest, the "anomalies" of Muslim law in contradiction with French law.

The last chapter of the book comprises of several striking anecdotes that illustrate the author's theoretical views.