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...
Cambridge ; New York :
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge Middle East studies ;
- Machine generated contents note:
- Up against conceptual frameworks: post-orientalism, occidentalism and presentations of the self
- Contextualizing the Egyptian women's movement
- Self and generation: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists
- Secularism: challenging neo-orientalism and 'his-stories'
- From words to deeds: priorities and projects of contemporary activists
- mirror of political culture in Egypt: divisions and debates among women activists
- Conclusion: 'standing on shifting ground'.