Bodies, Walls, and Power: Tracking Shifts in Power on Ushaiger Women Through the Spatial Dimension

dc.contributor.advisorSalih, Ruba
dc.contributor.authorAlfuraih, Rawan
dc.date.accessioned2024-07-09T11:24:43Z
dc.date.available2024-07-09T11:24:43Z
dc.date.issued2022-09-08
dc.description.abstractGiven that bodies are restricted to power of a certain time, power shifts have been tracked through societies’ movement in the temporal dimension (history). Yet, power on bodies is also bound to space and power transformations can be anthropologically traced in spatial changes (urbanization). Bodies and spaces are deeply intertwined and change in one reconfigures power on the other. The ethnography conveys this entanglement in spatial relations (factors), such as class, geographic kinship and gender, that shaped power on women and granted their freedom of mobility in Ushaiger, a village in Najd central region of Saudi Arabia. Ushaigeri urbanized women in Riyadh experienced new spatial relations- beyond ideological discourses- that reconfigured power on their mobility and reconstructed bodies' modesty and spaces' privacy from symbolized concepts in villages during the early twentieth century to thorough physical manifestation of modesty and privacy in Riyadh during the late twentieth century.
dc.format.extent61
dc.identifier.citationChicago style
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14154/72538
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSOAS University of London
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectPower
dc.subjectBodies
dc.subjectWalls
dc.subjectUrbanisation
dc.subjectUrbanization
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectMud Houses
dc.subjectBuilt Environment
dc.subjectNajd
dc.subjectAnthropology
dc.subjectDancing
dc.titleBodies, Walls, and Power: Tracking Shifts in Power on Ushaiger Women Through the Spatial Dimension
dc.typeThesis
sdl.degree.departmentAnthropology
sdl.degree.disciplineSocial Anthropology
sdl.degree.grantorSOAS University of London
sdl.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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