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The Resource Soft force : women in Egypt's Islamic awakening, Ellen Anne McLarney

Soft force : women in Egypt's Islamic awakening, Ellen Anne McLarney

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Soft force : women in Egypt's Islamic awakening
Title
Soft force
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women in Egypt's Islamic awakening
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Ellen Anne McLarney
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Language
eng
Summary
In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist presence in the country's public sphere. Soft Force examines the writings and activism of these women--including scholars, preachers, journalists, critics, actors, and public intellectuals--who envisioned an Islamic awakening in which women's rights and the family, equality, and emancipation were at the center. Challenging Western conceptions of Muslim women as being oppressed by Islam, Ellen McLarney shows how women used "soft force"--A women's jihad characterized by nonviolent protest--to oppose secular dictatorship and articulate a public sphere that was both Islamic and democratic. McLarney draws on memoirs, political essays, sermons, newspaper articles, and other writings to explore how these women imagined the home and the family as sites of the free practice of religion in a climate where Islamists were under siege by the secular state. While they seem to reinforce women's traditional roles in a male-dominated society, these Islamist writers also reoriented Islamist politics in domains coded as feminine, putting women at the very forefront in imagining an Islamic polity. Bold and insightful, Soft Force transforms our understanding of women's rights, women's liberation, and women's equality in Egypt's Islamic revival.--
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McLarney, Ellen Anne
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • Women in Islam
  • Muslim women
  • Feminism
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Soft force : women in Egypt's Islamic awakening, Ellen Anne McLarney
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index
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Contents
Introduction : the Islamic public sphere and the subject of gender : the politics of the personal -- Women's liberation in Islam. The liberation of Islamic letters : Bint al-Shatiʼ's literary license ; The redemption of women's liberation : reviving Qasim Amin -- Gendering Islamic subjectivities. Senses of self : Niʻmat Sidqi's theology of motherhood ; Covering in the public eye : visualizing the inner I -- Politics of the Islamic family. The Islamic homeland : Iman Mustafa on women's work ; Soft force : Heba Raouf Ezzat's politics of the Islamic family -- Epilogue : Fann wa-fiṭra : art and instinct
Control code
FIEb17841471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780691158488
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883748783
Label
Soft force : women in Egypt's Islamic awakening, Ellen Anne McLarney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the Islamic public sphere and the subject of gender : the politics of the personal -- Women's liberation in Islam. The liberation of Islamic letters : Bint al-Shatiʼ's literary license ; The redemption of women's liberation : reviving Qasim Amin -- Gendering Islamic subjectivities. Senses of self : Niʻmat Sidqi's theology of motherhood ; Covering in the public eye : visualizing the inner I -- Politics of the Islamic family. The Islamic homeland : Iman Mustafa on women's work ; Soft force : Heba Raouf Ezzat's politics of the Islamic family -- Epilogue : Fann wa-fiṭra : art and instinct
Control code
FIEb17841471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780691158488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883748783

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