Feminists, Islam, and Nation

Feminists, Islam, and Nation

Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt

Book - 1995
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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.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780691037066
069103706X
Branch Call Number: 305.40962 B13f
Characteristics: xi, 352 pages ; 25 cm

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