Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement / Nadje Al-Ali.

A considerable literature has been devoted to the study of Islamic activism. By contrast, Nadje Al-Ali's book explores the anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented activism by focusing on the women's movement in Egypt. In so doing, it challenges stereotypical images o...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Al-Ali, Nadje Sadig.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2000.
Series:Cambridge Middle East studies ; 14.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
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  • 1.
  • Up against conceptual frameworks: post-orientalism, occidentalism and presentations of the self
  • 2.
  • Contextualizing the Egyptian women's movement
  • 3.
  • Self and generation: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists
  • 4.
  • Secularism: challenging neo-orientalism and 'his-stories'
  • 5.
  • From words to deeds: priorities and projects of contemporary activists
  • 6.
  • mirror of political culture in Egypt: divisions and debates among women activists
  • Conclusion: 'standing on shifting ground'.