• Beh Tou Cheh? (What's It to You?): Feminist Challenges in Iranian Social Media 

      Batmanghelichi, Kristin Soraya ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Online feminist activism has opened a different path for ordinary Iranians who are not necessarily versed in post-revolutionary discourses on feminism and political activism nor are conversant with the names and past ...
    • Education and Empowerment of Women in the GCC States 

      Ahmed, Sumaiyah ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      According to the popular view, 21st century is regarded as an era of women. The rising tide of educating and empowering women has considerably influenced the lives of women in every walk of life throughout the world. ...
    • To Which Extent is the Educational Sector in the Gulf Countries Contributing to Social Change? 

      Hvidt, Martin ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      The overall theme of this conference is social change. This paper focus on one, however important, factor behind social change in the Gulf countries, namely that of education. Each of the Gulf countries have embarked on a ...
    • Social Media in the GCC`s Countries - Facilitator or Curse for Generation "Z"? 

      Pripoae, Ciprian ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      The aim of this paper is to explore the directions and the magnitude of the social change in some of member's states of Golf Cooperation Council (GCC), by analyzing how traditional family interactions and pattern evolution ...
    • Identity and Globalisation: Tribal Identity in the Age of Social Media 

      Al-Etaibi, Abdulla ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      The age of globalisation and technology have provided people with a platform to stay connected with each other. As elsewhere, social media is rapidly spreading in the Gulf region and creating a virtual forum for people to ...
    • The Dominant Discourse Representing Iranian National Identity in Social Media: A Case Study of Twitter 

      Amin, Majidifard; Majidifard, Ehsan; Hajmalek, Muhammad Mahdi ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Identity is defined through the comparison of oneself to the other and it is rooted in human beings' need to be different and distinguished from others. From a post-structualist viewpoint, identity is plural, dynamic and ...
    • COVID-19 and Migrant Workers in the Gulf 

      Rahman, Md Mizanur ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      As the global COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the Gulf countries faces an unprecedent challenge of containing the spread of the virus among the non-national residents. Since migrants in Gulf countries live primarily in labour ...
    • Volunteers of Oman during the Corona Crisis: An Exploratory Study in the Sociology of Altruism 

      Tabishat, Mohammed ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Volunteering is a major aspect of contemporary globalized societies. It has long been an indicator for proper functioning of society at large. Further, it made notable difference for individuals, groups and organizations. ...
    • Aspirations for Pursuing the Prominent Leadership Roles in the Academia: Perspectives of Kuwaiti Women 

      Alnaser, Fahed; Shaukat, Sadia ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Since 1938, oil was discovered in Kuwait that made a progressive source of socio- economic growth. In addition to that, Kuwait took initiatives to start adult education programs for women who followed by parallel programs ...
    • Where rhetoric meets reality: an ethnographic analysis of the sports education sector in Qatar 

      McManus, John ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      This paper explores the growing provision of sports education in the state of Qatar. Since 2010, there has been a rapid increase in new courses in sports administration as part of wider, government-backed initiatives to ...
    • Migrant Workers Impact on Social life of the Gulf Countries During COVID 19 

      Parveen, Tabassum ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Six GCC countries are the home of the global migrant workers. As at present estimated that about 56 million population of collectively of GCC among 30 million populations are not nationals.Huge migrants population and ...
    • Art in Contact Zone: The Trans-regional Cultural Policy Making in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and the Formation of New Artistic Movements 

      Moridi, Mohammad Reza ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Dubai and Doha attempt to be known as transcultural places. These cities try to be situations that Mary Louise Pratt named "contact zone". Mary Louise Pratt as a postcolonial theorist tries to use "contact zone" concept ...
    • The Gulf as a Global Contact Zone: Chronotopic identities and (linguistic) landscapes 

      Lombezzi, Letizia ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Migration, transformation, and urbanization emerge as the key- factors that brought changes in the Gulf area. Social change as changes in social interaction involve differently different segments of population, according ...
    • Where's the 'Bedouin' in 'Tribe'? Tribal Ruling in Urban Kuwaiti Society 

      Chay, Clemens ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      In the contemporary era, tribalism has been reframed, time and again, as a primitive social form antithetical to modernity, and by extension, to development. Yet, the inverse is often true. In Kuwait, individuals of tribal ...
    • The Problem of Marginal People and Its Governance in GCC Countries 

      Jie, Chen ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      The emergence of marginal people is the result of globalization. The process of globalization makes population flow an irresistible trend, and the relatively developed countries have a strong attraction to the population ...
    • Expressing Identity through the Dressed Body: Iranian Migrants in the Gulf 

      GOTO, Manami ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Historically, communities have always travelled, traded, and intermarried across the Persian Gulf, resulting in the formation of transnational societies and material cultures. This paper focuses on migrants of Iranian ...
    • The Qatari Identity: Crisis, Change and Transition 

      Al-Shamlan, Maryam Tariq Marzooq ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      The paper presents a set of qualitative and quantitative data (including interviews with policy instigators, academics and social/cultural influencers of different age ranges, backgrounds and professions, as well as an ...
    • Youth as Barometer of Socio-cultural Change in Iran 

      Tajmazinani, Ali Akbar ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Young people are regarded as agents of socio-cultural change as well as being subject to structural forces. These dynamics of interaction between agency and structure forms the outcomes of social change in any society. Due ...
    • Transnationalism and Intersectionality: Views and Experiences of Second-Generation Filipino Youth in UAE Cities 

      HOSODA, Naomi ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Permanent temporariness experienced by Gulf migrants--especially among middle class professionals and their family members--has received increasing scholarly attention over the last decade. Some migrant scholars further ...
    • Chai Karak: The Politics of Tea and its Impact on the Status of South Asians in the United Arab Emirates 

      Moaswes, Abdulla ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Conference Paper)
      Chai karak is a popular tea beverage in in the UAE and the other Arab Gulf states that is widely consumed across class and ethnic lines, particularly among wealthy UAE citizens and the poorer South Asian manual labourers ...