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Anti-Sexual Harassment Activism in Egypt: Transnationalism and the Cultural Politics of Community Mobilization

Abstract Sexual harassment has emerged as a widespread problem facing women in public space in Egypt. Activism to combat sexual harassment began in 2005. However, just prior to and in the years following the January 25, 2011 Egyptian Revolution, which witnessed an increase in the collective sexual harassment, assault and rape of women, this activism has increased. Subsequently, scholarly attention to sexual harassment and public sexual violence has also expanded. Much of the attention in scholarly analyses has been directed toward politically motivated sexual violence, focused on understanding the state commissioning of sexual violence against female protestors to drive them from protest participation. There is an emerging critique of activist appro... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Abdelmonem, Angie (Author) / Eder, James (Advisor) / Adelman, Madelaine (Advisor) / Jonsson, Hjorleifur (Committee member) / Rizzo, Helen (Committee member) / El-Meehy, Asya (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Gender studies / Middle Eastern studies / Bystander Effects / Cultural Politics / Egypt / Sexual and Gender-Based Violence / Sexual Harassment / Social Movements
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 375 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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