As recent events in North Africa have demonstrated, the post-revolution is often accompanied by moral panic and a desire to ‘reinstate’ gendered order. On Wednesday 12 November 2014, Dr. Natalya Vince gave a talk at the LSE Middle East Centre, entitled ‘1960s Algeria: Women, Public Space and Moral Panic‘, which explored debates about the place of women in public space in Algeria in the 1960s. Seeking to go beyond commonly-held views of post-independence Algeria as locked in a binary struggle between, on the one hand, ‘tradition’ and ethno-cultural nationalism and, on the other hand ‘modernity’ and socialist development, Dr Vince considered how revolutionary progress could embrace puritanical single-mindedness and also how Algerian women in the 1960s responded to and contributed to these debates.
A full podcast of Dr. Vince’s talk is now available:
We are grateful to the LSE Middle East Centre for producing this podcast and granting us permission to share it on our blog.