Political Facts of the United States Since 1789

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Columbia University Press, 1986 - Political Science - 518 pages
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This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt. Although these women are part of a modernizing middle class, they also voluntarily adopt a traditional symbol of female subordination. How can this paradox be explained?

An explanation emerges which reconceptualizes what appears to be reactionary behavior as a new style of political struggle--as accommodating protest. These women, most of them clerical workers in the large government bureaucracy, are ambivalent about working outside the home, considering it a change which brings new burdens as well as some important benefits. At the same time they realize that leaving home and family is creating an intolerable situation of the erosion of their social status and the loss of their traditional identity. The new veiling expresses women's protest against this. MacLeod argues that the symbolism of the new veiling emerges from this tense subcultural dilemma, involving elements of both resistance and acquiescence.

 

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Contents

4 continued
20
The Judicial Branch
29
CONTENTS
40
18 Congressional Bills Introduced
47
21 Partisan Composition of the United
53
23 Salaries of United States Senators
60
STATE POLITICS
66
PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
78
The Vote for the United States House
241
Vlll CONTENTS
370
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
392
ARMED FORCES
415
WEALTH REVENUE
424
4A Outlays of the Federal Government
446
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
460
APPENDIX
481

2 Electoral Vote Cast for President
101
The Vote for the United States Senate
181

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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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