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Women in Revolutionary Egypt free pdf The 25 January 2011 uprising and the unpre1000cedented dissent and discord to which it gave rise shattered the notion of homogeneity that had characterized state representations of Egypt and Egyptians since 1952. It allowed for the eruption of identities along multiple lines, including class, ideology, culture, and religion, long suppressed by state control. Concomitantly a profusion of women's voices arose to further challenge the state-managed feminism that had sought to define and carefully circumscribe women's social and civic roles in Egypt.Women in Revolutionary Egypt takes the uprising as the point of departure for an exploration of how gender in post-Mubarak Egypt came to be rethought, reimagined, and contested. It examines key areas of tension between national and gender identities, including gender empowerment through art and literature, particularly graffiti and poetry, the disciplining of the body, and the politics of history and memory.Shereen Abouelnaga argues that this new cartography of women's struggle has to be read in a context that takes into consideration the micropolitics of everyday life as well as the larger processes that work to separate the personal from the political. She shows how a new generation of women is resisting, both discursively and visually, the notion of a fixed or 'authentic' notion of Egyptian womanhood in spite of prevailing social structures and in face of all gendered politics of imagined nation.

About Shereen Abouelnaga

Shereen Abouelnaga is professor of English and comparative literature at Cairo University. She has written widely in English and Arabic on cultural and literary topics, with a special focus on gender.

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Author : Shereen Abouelnaga
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published :
ISBN : 9774167473
EAN : 9789774167478
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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