Engendering Citizenship in Egypt
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.