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May her likes be multiplied : biography and gender politics in Egypt

Author: Marilyn Booth
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the Arabic tradition of life-writing in a different light. This book asks how cultural traditions shaped women's biography, and to whom the Egyptian biographies were directed. It also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Booth, Marilyn.
May her likes be multiplied.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)988915001
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 0520224191 9780520224193 0520224205 9780520224209
OCLC Number: 45804602
Description: xxxviii, 460 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Scattered pearls and mistresses of seclusion: Zaynab Fawwāz, Arabic biographical writing, and a canon of female visibility --
Siting biograpHy: a politics of address --
Exemplar and exception: biography in the journal for women --
May our daughters listen: readers, writers, teachers --
Catherine the Great's embroidery and Maria Mitchell's stewpot: discursive domesticities --
Jeanne D'Arc, Egyptian nationalist: community, identity, and difference --
From sober to salacious: women's biography as spectacle --
Famous wombs and women's memories: gender nation and the life writing in today's Egypt.
Responsibility: Marilyn Booth.
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