Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt / Edition 1

Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt / Edition 1

by Margot Badran
     
 

The emergence and evolution of Egyptian feminism is an integral, but previously untold, part of the history of modern Egypt. Drawing upon a wide range of women's sources--memoirs, letters, essays, journalistic articles, fiction, treatises, and extensive oral histories--Margot Badran shows how Egyptian women assumed agency and in so doing subverted and refigured the… See more details below

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The emergence and evolution of Egyptian feminism is an integral, but previously untold, part of the history of modern Egypt. Drawing upon a wide range of women's sources--memoirs, letters, essays, journalistic articles, fiction, treatises, and extensive oral histories--Margot Badran shows how Egyptian women assumed agency and in so doing subverted and refigured the conventional patriarchal order. Unsettling a common claim that "feminism is Western" and dismantling the alleged opposition between feminism and Islam, the book demonstrates how the Egyptian feminist movement in the first half of this century both advanced the nationalist cause and worked within the parameters of Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691026053
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Transliteration and Translation
Abbreviations
Introduction3
Pt. 1Rising Feminist Consciousness29
Ch. 1Two Lives in Changing Worlds31
Ch. 2Claiming Public Space47
Ch. 3Thinking Gender61
Ch. 4Egypt for Which Egyptians?74
Pt. 2The Feminist Movement89
Ch. 5The House of the Woman91
Ch. 6City Sisters, Country Sisters111
Ch. 7Recasting the Family124
Ch. 8Educating the Nation142
Ch. 9Women Have Always Worked165
Ch. 10Traffic in Women192
Ch. 11Suffrage and Citizenship207
Pt. 3The Widening Circle221
Ch. 12Arab Feminism223
Notes251
Bibliography317
Index339

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