Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women's Movement

Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women's Movement

by Nadje Al-Ali
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521780225

ISBN-13: 9780521780223

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nadje Al-Ali's book explores the anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented activism by focusing on the women's movement in Egypt; in so doing, it challenges stereotypical images of Arab women as passive victims. The argument is constructed around interviews that afford insights into the history of the movement, its activities and its goals. The…  See more details below

Overview

Nadje Al-Ali's book explores the anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented activism by focusing on the women's movement in Egypt; in so doing, it challenges stereotypical images of Arab women as passive victims. The argument is constructed around interviews that afford insights into the history of the movement, its activities and its goals. The author frames her work around current theoretical debates in Middle Eastern and postcolonial scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521780223
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series, #14
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Up against conceptual frameworks: post-Orientalism, Occidentalism and presentation of self; 2. Contextualizing the Egyptian women's movement; 3. Self and generation: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists; 4. Secularism: challenging neo-Orientalism and histories; 5. From words to deeds: priorities and projects of contemporary activists; 6. A mirror of political culture in Egypt: divisions and debates among women's activists; Conclusion.

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