Revealing Reveiling : Islamist Gender Ideology in Contemporary Egypt / Edition 1

Revealing Reveiling : Islamist Gender Ideology in Contemporary Egypt / Edition 1

by Sherifa Zuhur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791409287

ISBN-13: 9780791409282

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In modern Egypt, the pace of Islamic resurgence has increased as in other Muslim societies. Throughout the twentieth century, Egyptian women have fought fiercely for political participation and for legal and educational reform to improve their status. To many of them, the adoption of a new form of the veil seemed retrogressive and ominous. This book explores the

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Overview

In modern Egypt, the pace of Islamic resurgence has increased as in other Muslim societies. Throughout the twentieth century, Egyptian women have fought fiercely for political participation and for legal and educational reform to improve their status. To many of them, the adoption of a new form of the veil seemed retrogressive and ominous. This book explores the history of Muslim women and the debates over gender which have developed since the golden age of Islam. It considers the opinions, goals, and ideals of fifty Egyptian women, veiled and unveiled and compares their views to the gender ideology of the contemporary Islamists. Women’s social backgrounds are examined in the context of the Egyptian state and its social policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791409282
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
SUNY Series in Middle Eastern Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1. New Images or Continuous Archetypes?

2. The Process of Listening

3. Her Story: Archetypes and Arguments of Middle Eastern Women

4. Studies of Self-Image

5. Construction of the Virtuous Woman

6. Unveiled Women Reply

7. Dreaming the Myth, and Veiling It

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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