Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt (Google eBook)

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Princeton University Press, Apr 1, 1996 - Social Science - 368 pages
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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.

  

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About the author (1996)

Margot Badran is Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Preceptor at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University. Her books include FEMINISTS, ISLAM, AND NATION: GENDER AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT, as well as HAREM YEARS: THE MEMOIRS OF AN EGYPTIAN FEMINIST: HUDA SHAARAWI, which she translated, edited, and introduced. Her permanent residence is in Cairo, Egypt.

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