Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East by Lila Abu-Lughod

By Lila Abu-Lughod

Opposite to well known perceptions, newly veiled girls around the heart East are only as a lot items and logos of modernity because the top- and middle-class girls who courageously took off the veil virtually a century in the past. To make this aspect, those essays specialize in the "woman query" within the center East (most really in Egypt and Iran), specially on the flip of the century, whilst gender turned a hugely charged nationalist factor tied up in complicated methods with the West. The final twenty years have witnessed a unprecedented burst of power and richness in heart East women's reviews, and the members to this quantity exemplify the power of this new considering. They absorb problems with hindrance to historians and social thinkers engaged on the postcolonial global. The essays problem the assumptions of alternative significant works on ladies and feminism within the heart East through wondering, between different issues, the conventional dichotomy within which women's domesticity is linked to culture and modernity with their access into the general public sphere. certainly, Remaking ladies is an intensive problem to any effortless equation of modernity with development, emancipation, and the empowerment of women.The individuals are Lila Abu-Lughod, Marilyn sales space, Deniz Kandiyoti, Khaled Fahmy, Mervat Hatem, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Omnia Shakry, and Zohreh T. Sullivan.The ebook is brought by means of the editor with a section referred to as "Feminist Longings and Postcolonial Conditions," which masterfully interfaces the severe experiences of feminism and modernism with scholarship on South Asia and the center East.

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University of Washington, 1993), p. 384. 26. Timothy Mitchell, Colonising Egypt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), pp. 111–13. 27. Out el Kouloub, Ramza, trans. : Syracuse University Press, 1994). 28. Qasim Amin, The New Woman, trans. Samiha Sidhom Peterson (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 1995), p. xi. 29. Allen Duben and Cem Behar, Istanbul Households (Cambridge: Cambridge INTRODUCTION 29 University Press, 1991). Deniz Kandiyoti, “Gendering the Modern: On Missing Dimensions in the Study of Turkish Modernity,” in Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, ed.

For elaboration, see Nelson’s Doria Shafik, Egyptian Feminist: A Woman Apart (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996), esp. p. 283. 30 A B U-L U G H O D 44. : Westview Press, 1995). Deniz Kandiyoti, in “Contemporary Feminist Scholarship and Middle East Studies,” in Gendering the Middle East, ed. Deniz Kandiyoti (London: I. B. Tauris, 1996), pp. 1–27, uses another term, “local dialects” to speak of feminisms. 45. Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Random House, 1978). 46. Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire.

Deniz Kandiyoti, “Reflections on the Politics of Gender in Muslim Societies: From Nairobi to Beijing,” in Faith and Freedom: Women’s Human Rights in the Muslim World, ed. Mahnaz Afkhami (London: I. B. Tauris, 1995), pp. 19–32; quotation p. 29. This page intentionally left blank Part One R E W R I T I N G F E M I N I S T B E G I N N I N G S: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 Women, Medicine, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Egypt KHALED FAHMY IN 1825 a certain Dr.

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