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The Women's Awakening in Egypt: Culture, Society, and the Press / Edition 1

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Between 1892 and 1920 nearly thirty Arabic periodicals by, for, and about women were produced in Egypt for circulation throughout the Arab world. In this book, Beth Baron presents the first sustained study of this remarkable material. Showing that the Egyptian women's press was a forum for debating such topics as the rights of woman, marriage and divorce, and veiling and seclusion, Baron sets it in the context of a greater social transformation in the decades before the 1919 revolution and broadens our understanding of the social and cultural history of the period.
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Baron, coeditor of Women in Middle Eastern History (Yale Univ. Pr., 1992), thoroughly examines the women's press in late 19th- and early 20th-century Egypt. She introduces the text with biographical accounts of the major journalists and descriptions of the magazines they published. The rise of a middle class and abolition of slavery in Egypt created new roles for women; Baron places the journals into this social and cultural context. Women's magazines supported the role of women as ``mistress of the house'' who had the major say in home management and child raising. The publications also provided domestic advice and advocated education for girls (separate from boys) and volunteerism. No other sources on women in Egypt during this time period (e.g., Egyptian Women in a Changing Society, 1899-1987 , Lynne Rienner, 1987) cover the women's press. Recommended for women's studies and Middle Eastern collections.-- Kathryn Moore Crowe, Univ. of North Carolina Lib., Greensboro
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300072716
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 From Production to Consumption
1 Pioneers of the Women's Press 13
2 Creating Literary Texts 38
3 The Making of a Journal 58
4 The Community of Readers 80
Pt. 2 Texts and Social Contexts
5 The Rights of Woman 103
6 Campaigning for Education 122
7 Rethinking Work and the Family 144
8 The Advent of Associations 168
Conclusion 188
Notes 195
Index 247
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