Five Scarves : Doing the Impossible -- If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Cant We Redefine Success? Paperback / softback
Rana Dajanis Five Scarves: Doing the ImpossibleIf We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Cant We Redefine Success? is an exploration of the intersections between gender, race, religion, and science told through the eyes of one of the worlds leading Muslim women scientists.
Dajani, a Professor of Molecular Biology at the Hashemite University of Jordan, points to the 2006 discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells which allowed researchers to reverse engineer embryonic life forms, and asks us why a similar breakthrough might not be possible in the pursuit of gender equality.
Seeking a paradigm shift in the fight against womens oppression, Dajani makes the case for radically transforming the social institutions, cultures, and customs of our world to fully validate and support all women.
The reader is led through the many phases of Dajanis dizzying life journey, from the bustling world of Amman, to the quiet neighborhoods of Iowa City, back through Jordans universities, schools, and refugee camps, and into the halls of Harvard, Cambridge, Grenoble, and the United Nations.
The author wears five scarves, those of a mother, teacher, scientist, social entrepreneur, and feminist.
Her story tells of all the challenges shes faced and the innovations shes made in everything from genetic analysis and science pedagogy, to grassroots social change and Islamic perspectives on evolution.
Finally, Dajani offers a provocative and far-reaching meditation on the fight for womens liberation today and what it would take to build a truly equal and humane society.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 129 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 28/06/2018
- ISBN: 9781536137743