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Civil Society and Women Activists in the Middle East : Islamic and Secular Organizations in Egypt.

Author: Wanda Krause
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
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In the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, there has always been a tendency to accord complete supremacy to the authority and might of the state, and to see 'society' as a separate, powerless entity. However, after the uprising of 2011, this assumption was turned on its head. And it is the wide range of political activity beyond the remit of the official state where Wanda Krause locates a dynamic potential for  Read more...
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Krause, Wanda.
Civil Society and Women Activists in the Middle East : Islamic and Secular Organizations in Egypt.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda Krause
ISBN: 9780857732149 0857732145
OCLC Number: 851315631
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Women Activists in the Middle East; 2 Civil Society and Political Participation; 3 Key Issues for Struggle: Poverty and Marginalization; 4 Practical Considerations for Methodology and Fieldwork; 5 The Islamic and Secular as Means of Participation; 6 Empowerment through the Feminine and Strategic; 7 Women's Activism through Networking; 8 Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography.

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In the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, there has always been a tendency to accord complete supremacy to the authority and might of the state, and to see 'society' as a separate, powerless entity. However, after the uprising of 2011, this assumption was turned on its head. And it is the wide range of political activity beyond the remit of the official state where Wanda Krause locates a dynamic potential for political change from the bottom up. She looks in particular at the influential role of women's private voluntary organisations in Egypt in shaping concepts of civil society and dem.

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