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  1. Introduction
  2. The beginning of Nationalists drift
    1. The progressive integration of Jews
    2. The legacy of traditional Judaism
    3. Persistent prejudices
  3. The rise of antisemitism in the 1880s
    1. The Jew, 'scapegoat of modernity '
    2. Strengthening the construction of identity in race
    3. Discomfort spread by the press and the literature
  4. The violent antisemitism led to a division of corporations
    1. Of termination to the exclusion
    2. The instrumentalization of anti-Semitism by political forces
    3. Zionism, a response to the barbaric antisemitism

From its beginnings to the present modern era, the history of the African continent has always been characterized by numerous dissimilarities that existed between individuals. Therefore, African civilizations were shaped by adopting multiple forms of values, beliefs, laws and traditions which had a strong influence on the social functions assigned and produced typical roles within cultures. Traditionalism was the result of respect for the conservatism of social structures, and was not without limiting the rights and freedoms of women. It is still subject to strong social precepts.

In this sense, this research focuses on the following question: traditionalism is a barrier against the emancipation of African modernism. Supported by a conceptual approach, our reasoning will be supported by a study used to analyze the flow of women in Africa in order to establish an observation with contemporary social realities.

In this sense, this research focuses on the following question: is traditionalism an obstacle against the emancipation of African society? Supported by a conceptual approach, our reasoning will be reinforced by a textbook study for analyzing the progress of the Status of Women in Africa in order to establish an observation with contemporary social realities.

This work is divided into four parts. At first, we focus on the concept of traditionalism and the historical women's "disadvantage" to examine their impact against women in general. Subsequently, we will establish a historical portrait of the conditions of African women to expose continental situations previous to today, especially in North Africa. The nature of the actions and influences of the women's presence in Africa will then be explored as well as the impact of affirmative action with respect to the modern African. We will return to the subject of our analysis while trying to offer some possible solutions to remedy the problem studied.

For humanity, the modern era was a time of great upheaval both socially and scientifically. With the evolution of information technology and communications, the links between civilizations around the globe quickly facilitated an openness to the world, to shed light on the existing forms of cultural diversity. Thus, the new trends adopted by modernity gradually replaced several earlier practices, leaving ideologies now considered backward or archaic. Among these changes, women's social descent, and the general evolution of women in society brought a permanent revolution in standards of communal roles occupied by them. Thus, gender has become a concrete reality, women now enjoy the same rights, remedies and opportunities as men, allowing them to be considered full members of contemporary civilizations.

On the downside, the changes induced in the status of women cannot be universally associated with the cultural realities of all societies in the world. Although the ideologies of the contemporary favor full social equality between men and women, we see the realization of this phenomenon only among nations considered "modern" like the West and Europe. In several African countries, there is more resistance to this kind of relentless reform which immerses Africans today living in extreme and sometimes largely unfair contexts. In light of this information, how can this problem then be explained?

Tags: African women, discrimination, status inequality

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