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The Egyptian Women's Movement: Identity Politics and the Process of Liberation in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Abstract This thesis examines the advent of the Egyptian women's movement from the late nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century. Continuous negotiations for control between the secular and the religious institutions of Egypt led to the state's domination over the public jurisdiction and the Islamists maintaining a grip over the Egyptian private sphere, which includes family laws and matters of the home. The Egyptian women's movement contested and resisted against the secular nationalists (the state) and conservative Islamists for just and equal society in general, and political rights, and educational, marriage, and divorce reform specifically, which were assurances made to the women's movement by both. Groups fo... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Jazzar, Ream (Author) / El Hamel, Chouki (Advisor) / Gallab, Abdullahi (Committee member) / Stoner, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Middle Eastern history / Women's studies / Middle Eastern studies
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 206 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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