Engendering Citizenship in Egypt

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Columbia University Press, 1999 - Political Science - 141 pages

How is citizenship defined in Egypt and by whom? How have women asserted themselves in public life, and how have they been limited and sometimes excluded from the political process? In this decade-by-decade survey beginning with Egypt's independence from British rule, Botman explains how political culture in Egypt has developed. Tracing an entrenched system of male hegemony----in the household and in the state----this study illustrates the changing yet ever restricted role of women in Egyptian society.

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About the author (1999)

Selma Botman is vice president for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of The Rise of Egyptian Communism: 1939-1970and From Independence to Revolution: Egypt, 1922-1952.

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