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Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women's Movement

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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 of Arab women as passive victims. The argument is constructed around interviews that afford insights into the history of the movement, its activities and its goals. The author ...more
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Published November 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published July 26th 1996)
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This is a fantastic overview of the secular Egyptian women's movements, and particularly engaging to read (even if it is over a decade old).
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Nadje Sadig Al-Ali (Arabic: نادية صادق العلي) is the author of Iraqi Women: Untold Stories From 1948 to the Present. and co-author with Nicola Pratt of What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq. Born to an Iraqi father and German mother, and having lived in Egypt for several years and being involved in the Egyptian women's movement, Al-Ali is also Professor of Gender Studies at the ...more
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