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and#147;Can anything new be said about modern Egyptian nationalism? Beth Baron's book Egypt as a Woman, one of the best modern Egyptian history books to appear in several years, leaves no doubt that it can. With evenhandedness and generosity, Baron shows how vital women were to mobilizing opposition to British authority and modernizing Egypt.and#8221;and#151;Robert L. Tignor, author of Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire

and#147;A wonderful contribution to understanding Egyptian national and gender politics between the two world wars. Baron explores the paradox of womenand#8217;s exclusion from political rights at the very moment when visual and metaphorical representations of Egypt as a woman were becoming widespread and real women activistsand#151;both secularist and Islamistand#151;were participating more actively in public life than ever before.and#8221;and#151;Donald Malcolm Reid, author of Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I

Synopsis:

This original and historically rich book examines the influence of gender in shaping the Egyptian nation from the nineteenth century through the revolution of 1919 and into the 1940s. In Egypt as a Woman, Beth Baron divides her narrative into two strands: the first analyzes the gendered language and images of the nation, and the second considers the political activities of women nationalists. She shows that, even though women were largely excluded from participation in the state, the visual imagery of nationalism was replete with female figures. Baron juxtaposes the idealization of the family and the feminine in nationalist rhetoric with transformations in elite households and the work of women activists striving for national independence.

About the Author

Beth Baron is Professor of History at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Co-Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is the author of The Women's Awakening in Egypt: Culture, Society, and the Press (1994) and the coeditor of Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender (1991) and Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (2000).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Note on Transliteration

Introduction

PART 1: IMAGES OF THE NATION

1. Slavery, Ethnicity, and Family

2. Constructing Egyptian Honor

3. Nationalist Iconography

4. Photography and the Press

PART 2: THE POLITICS OF WOMEN NATIONALISTS

5. The and#147;Ladiesand#8217; Demonstrationsand#8221;

6. Mother of the Egyptians

7. Partisans of the Wafd

8. An Islamic Activist

Conclusion

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520251540
Subtitle:
Nationalism, Gender, and Politics
Author:
Baron, Beth
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w photographs
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 15 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Africa » Egypt
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
Young Adult » General

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This original and historically rich book examines the influence of gender in shaping the Egyptian nation from the nineteenth century through the revolution of 1919 and into the 1940s. In Egypt as a Woman, Beth Baron divides her narrative into two strands: the first analyzes the gendered language and images of the nation, and the second considers the political activities of women nationalists. She shows that, even though women were largely excluded from participation in the state, the visual imagery of nationalism was replete with female figures. Baron juxtaposes the idealization of the family and the feminine in nationalist rhetoric with transformations in elite households and the work of women activists striving for national independence.
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