Women Islamisms and the State: Contemporary Feminisms in Egypt

Women Islamisms and the State: Contemporary Feminisms in Egypt

by Azza M. Karam, Karam

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ISBN-13: 9780312175016
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.67(w) x 8.87(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
1 Background and Theoretical Considerations
1(31)
Introduction
1(3)
Feminisms in Egypt
4(10)
...But Why Feminism?
4(5)
Islamist Feminism
9(2)
Muslim Feminism
11(2)
Secular Feminism
13(1)
Official Islam and Islamism
14(7)
...But Why Islamism?
16(5)
Islamism and Postmodernity
21(2)
The Egyptian State
23(1)
Further Theoretical Deliberations
24(6)
Gramsci and Hegemony
24(2)
Foucault and Power
26(2)
Power, Hegemony and Egyptian Feminisms
28(2)
Structure of the Book
30(2)
2 Living Fieldwork, Writing Ethnography
32(24)
The Author and Her Rationale
33(4)
Writing Research
37(15)
Details of Fieldwork and Practical Implications
52(4)
3 The State and Islamists
56(24)
Historical Background
56(2)
Jamal Abdul Nasser
58(5)
The Political Structure under Nasser
59(2)
Consequences of Nasser's Regime on Islamisms
61(2)
Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat
63(6)
Consequences of Sadat's Policies on Islamist Regimes
66(3)
Muhammad Husni Mubarak
69(6)
Islamist Regimes under Mubarak
72(3)
Conclusion: Further Discussion
75(5)
4 Islamisms and the Seeds of Disciplinary Power
80(21)
Sayyid Qutb
80(3)
On Social Relations
80(1)
Signposts on the Road
81(1)
On Society and State
81(1)
On Solutions
82(1)
The Society of Muslims
83(5)
The Military Academy Group
88(1)
The Jama'at Islamiyya
89(3)
Al-Jihad
92(3)
Commonalities and Differences
95(6)
5 Feminist Voices and Women's Organizations
101(39)
Women in Political Parties
103(19)
The Ruling National Democratic Party -- Farkhanda Hasan
104(2)
The Tajammu' Party -- Laila Al-Shall
106(4)
The Nasserist Party -- Amal Mahmud
110(5)
The Labour Party -- Asmahan Shukri
115(7)
Non-Governmental Organizations
122(15)
New Woman Research Centre -- Ayida Saif Al-Dawla
123(5)
Bint Al-Ard -- Jihan Abu Zaid
128(3)
Islamist Women and Islamist Women's Groups
131(6)
By Way of Conclusion
137(3)
6 Current Debates on Women's Legal Rights in Theory and Practice
140(36)
Women, State and Law
140(8)
Women and the Law
142(2)
The Personal Status Law
144(1)
The Marriage Contract
145(1)
Repudiation
146(1)
Women's Rights in the Event of Divorce
147(1)
Ground for which Wives may Apply for Divorce
148(1)
Reactions and Recommendations
148(4)
Political Rights
152(10)
An Historical Perspective
152(2)
Channels through which it is Possible to Exercise Political Rights
154(1)
The Women and Political Participation Debate
155(3)
Women's Right to Work and the Labour Laws
158(1)
Labour Law No. 137 of 1981 (Private Sector)
159(1)
The Labour Law in Practice
160(2)
The Women and Work Debate
162(4)
The Nationality Law
166(3)
Women and Violence
169(2)
Women and Health
171(3)
Conclusion
174(2)
7 Islamism and Gender: Male Perspectives
176(30)
Sayyid Qutb
177(2)
Sheikh Muhammad Mitwalli Al-Sha'rawi
179(8)
On Equality between the Sexes and Women's Non-Domestic Work
180(3)
On the Veil (Hijab)
183(1)
On Women's Right to Divorce
184(1)
On Female Circumcision
185(1)
On Feminism
186(1)
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali
187(5)
On Veiling, Equality and Women in the Labour Market
187(3)
On Divorce Rights
190(1)
On Female Circumcision
191(1)
On Feminism
191(1)
Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
192(5)
On Equality Between the Sexes and Women's Non-Domestic Work
193(2)
On Veiling
195(1)
On Women's Right to Divorce
196(1)
On Female Circumcision
196(1)
'Adil Husayn
197(6)
On Equality Between the Sexes
199(1)
On Veiling
200(1)
On Women and Work
201(2)
Conclusion
203(3)
8 Gender and Islamism: Three Generations of Women's Perspectives
206(27)
Zaynab Al-Ghazali
208(7)
Safinaz Qazim
215(6)
Heba Ra'uf
221(9)
On Family/On State
225(5)
By Way of Conclusion
230(3)
9 Conclusion: Feminism, Islamisms and the State. Or: The Power of Feminisms
233(19)
Feminisms -- Together Yet Apart
234(6)
State and Islamists: Divided yet United in Power and on women
240(2)
Islamisms and Feminisms -- Developing Apart Yet Together
242(3)
Islamisms, Feminisms and the State: The Powers of Resistance and the Resistances of Power
245(3)
Feminist Alliances and Politics of Difference?
248(4)
Notes 252(12)
Bibliography 264(15)
Index 279

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