IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(3): 241-247 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.461

Social Marginalisation of Women in the Saudi Novel after the Gulf War in 1990

Hamad Alhazza
Abstract—Numerous recent studies have examined social subjects of Saudi novels, especially in the aftermath of the Gulf War in 1990, identifying varying social transformations among Saudi society as well as many relevant issues related to human rights, the patriarchal community and women’s situation. However, the research has still not examined the social marginalisation of Saudi women in Saudi novels, where many social cases have emerged in the global media during a time when Saudi Arabia ratified the SEDAW agreement in 2000. This paper addresses the theme of socially marginalised women in Saudi novels regarding their right to drive and analyses two different novels that employ different textual strategies and literary techniques when discussing this topic.

Index Terms—Saudi women, Saudi novel, women driving, women rights and marginalisation.

Hamad Alhazza is with the University of Mnachester, Leeds, UK (e-mail: h.hza@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Hamad Alhazza, " Social Marginalisation of Women in the Saudi Novel after the Gulf War in 1990," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 241-247, 2015.

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