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Remaking women : feminism and modernity in the Middle East

Focuses on the 'woman question' in the Middle East, when gender became a highly charged nationalist issue tied up in complex ways with the West. This book is a radical challenge to any easy equation of modernity with progress, emancipation, and the empowerment of women.
Print Book, English, ©1998
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, ©1998
IX, 300 p. ; 24 cm
9780691057927, 0691057923
Preface vii Note on Transliterations xi Introduction. Lila Abu-Lughod: Feminist Longings and Postcolonial Conditions 3 PART ONE: REWRITING FEMINIST BEGINNINGS: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 33 Chapter 1. Khaled Fahmy: Women, Medicine, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Egypt 35 Chapter 2. Mervat Hatem: 'A'isha Taymur's Tears and the Critique of the Modernist and the Feminist Discourses on Nineteenth-Century Egypt 73 PART TWO: MOTHERS, WIVES, AND CITIZENS: THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 89 Chapter 3. Afsaneh Najmabadi: Crafting an Educated Housewife in Iran 91 Chapter 4. Omnia Shakry: Schooled Mothers and Structured Play: Child Rearing in Turn-of-the-Century Egypt 126 Chapter 5. Marilyn Booth: The Egyptian Lives of Jeanne d'Arc 171 PART THREE: ISLAMISM, MODERNISM, AND FEMINISMS: THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY 213 Chapter 6. Zohreh T Sullivan. Eluding the Feminist, Overthrowing the Modem? Transformations in Twentieth-Century Iran 215 Chapter 7. Lila Abu-Lughod: The Marriage of Feminism and Islamism in Egypt: Selective Repudiation as a Dynamic of Postcolonial. Cultural Politics 243 Afterword. Deniz Kandiyoti: Some Awkward Questions on Women and Modernity in Turkey 270 Contributors 289 Index 291