Women, Islamisms And The State: Contemporary Feminisms …

Women, Islamisms And The State: Contemporary Feminisms In Egypt
Explores feminism in Egypt from the 1970s to the present, comparing Islamist, Muslim, and secular feminists’ points of view and looking at the theories of Foucault, Gramsci, and others. The author discusses the consequences for feminism of the Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak regimes. She then looks at the political organization of Egypt’s feminists, current debates in the feminist community, male perspectives on such questions as women’s right to divorce and women in the workplace, and three generations of women’s perspectives on the same questions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or1985 witnessed a bizarre incident when women members and sympathizers of the Islamist current marched and demonstrated in Egypt against a Family Law, which had been introduced in 1979, and which ultimately gave women more rights than any other such law. The protests and demonstrations, which were supported by conservative male Muslim clergy, eventually led to the Family Law being declared unconstitutional in 1985