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Enaya Hammad Othman is assistant professor of Arabic language and cultural studies at Marquette University.
Chapter 1. Education and Missionary Activities in Nineteenth Century Palestine
Chapter 2. Quaker Missionary Women in Ramallah, 1889–1914: First Encounters
Chapter 3. The American Quaker Teachers Changing Attitudes to their Palestinian Students and Culture after World War I
Chapter 4. Changing the Women: The Impact of Teachers and Curriculum
Chapter 5. The Dogmas of Domesticity, Nationalism, and Feminism among Palestinian Students
Othman’s astute study is a valuable contribution to the field of Quaker missionary practice.
— Quaker Studies
Focusing on the American Friends Girls School in Ramallah, Enaya Hammad Othman carefully shows the complexities of the encounter between Quaker missionaries and their students. The voices of the Palestinian women, and the ways in which they reshape an evangelical message that pushed domesticity, non-violence, and public service, come across loud and clear. Sensitive to the nuances of the cultural cross-fertilization at play and the colonial backdrop, Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood demonstrates the importance of probing the history of missionary forays in the Middle East.
— Beth Baron, City University of New York (CUNY)