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The Women's Awakening in Egypt : Culture, Society, and the Press - Beth Baron

The Women's Awakening in Egypt

Culture, Society, and the Press


Published: 10th August 1997
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Between 1892 and 1920 nearly thirty Arabic periodicals by, for, and about women were produced in Egypt for circulation throughout the Arab world. In this book, Beth Baron presents the first sustained study of this remarkable material. Showing that the Egyptian women's press was a forum for debating such topics as the rights of woman, marriage and divorce, and veiling and seclusion, Baron sets it in the context of a greater social transformation in the decades before the 1919 revolution and broadens our understanding of the social and cultural history of the period.

Introductionp. 1
From Production to Consumption
Pioneers of the Women's Pressp. 13
Creating Literary Textsp. 38
The Making of a Journalp. 58
The Community of Readersp. 80
Texts and Social Contexts
The Rights of Womanp. 103
Campaigning for Educationp. 122
Rethinking Work and the Familyp. 144
The Advent of Associationsp. 168
Conclusionp. 188
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780300072716
ISBN-10: 0300072716
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th August 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Type: New edition