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Engendering Citizenship in Egypt

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ISBN-10: 0231112998

ISBN-13: 9780231112994

Edition: 1999

Authors: Selma Botman

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This book explores the concept of citizenship in Egypt and identifies the forces that have institutionally controlled women since the turn of the twentieth century. How is citizenship defined in Egypt and by whom? Selma Botman seeks to understand how political culture in Egypt has developed, how women have asserted themselves in public life, and how they have been limited and sometimes excluded from the political process. Botman demonstrates that women's social inferiority derives from law and custom, but points out that slow industrialization contributes to inequality in the workplace. She considers three areas of interaction in Egypt: the social organization of power, the ideological and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Selma Botman is vice president for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of The Rise of Egyptian Communism: 1939-1970and From Independence to Revolution: Egypt, 1922-1952.

Engendering Citizenship
Liberalism, Nationalism, and Gender
Women and the State During the Nasir Years
Gender Asymmetry During the Regimes of Anwar Sadat and Husni Mubarak
Middle Eastern Patriarchy
Selected Bibliography