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Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt

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Watching the revolution of January 2011, the world saw Egyptians, men and women, come together to fight for freedom and social justice. These events gave renewed urgency to the fraught topic of gender in the Middle East. The role of women in public life, the meaning of manhood, and the future of gender inequalities are hotly debated by religious figures, government ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 4th 2013 by Stanford University Press (first published August 21st 2013)
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أميرة هاني
Jan 29, 2016 أميرة هاني rated it it was amazing
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Ghannam spent 20 years trying to put her finger on how masculinity is experienced in al-Zawya al-Hamra, a rough neighborhood, in downtown Cairo. Boys are socialized early on to embody manliness through displaying bravery, suppressing emotions, successfully navigating the space in and around al-Zawya, providing for family, avoiding harassment by the police, and learning when and how to use violence. The book beautifully captures how the women discipline and pressure the males to conform to a long ...more
Sara Salem
Apr 16, 2014 Sara Salem rated it it was amazing
Excellent book that shows the complex ways in which gender and masculinity are constructed in urban space in Cairo. It shows how important ethnographic work is to gender studies in the Middle East.
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Mar 31, 2014 ZDR rated it really liked it
I hesitate to rate this book from a scholarly perspective, because I come from a very different disciplinary background. I'm not an anthropologist, and I deal more with the quantitative than the qualitative. So I can only review this as someone with a strong interest in the issue of masculinity, particularly as it manifests in the Arab world.

With that being said, then, I'll start out by saying that this is a very good read. Farha's style is extremely lucid and easy to read. Through the stories o
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