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Revolutionary womanhood : feminisms, modernity, and the state in Nasser's Egypt

Author: Laura Bier
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011.
Series: Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first major historical account of gender politics during the Nasser era, Revolutionary Womanhood analyzes feminism as a system of ideas and political practices, international in origin but local in iteration. Drawing connections between the secular nationalist projects that emerged in the 1950s and the gender politics of Islamism today, Laura Bier reveals how discussions about education, companionate marriage,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bier, Laura.
Revolutionary Womanhood : Feminisms, Modernity, and the State in Nasser's Egypt.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Bier
ISBN: 9780804779067 0804779066 9780804774390 0804774390
OCLC Number: 749264455
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Egyptian women in question : the historical roots of state feminism --
Between home and workplace : fashioning the "working woman" --
Law, secularism and intimacy : debating the personal status laws --
The family is a factory : regulating reproduction --
Our sisters in struggle : state feminism and Third World imaginaries.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Responsibility: Laura Bier.

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Revolutionary Womanhood explores state feminism through a close look at how the Nasser regime took up "the woman question" as part of the attempt to build a modern Egyptian nation-state.  Read more...

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"Finally, a superb historian has done justice to the revolutionary, future-oriented, and surprisingly neglected project of state feminism in Nasser's Egypt. Attentive to the social and cultural Read more...

 
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