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Creating the New Egyptian Woman

Consumerism, Education, and National Identity, 1863–1922

  • Authors
  • Mona L. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Mona L. Russell
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Household, Consumerism, and the New Woman

  4. Teaching the New Woman

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Mona L. Russell
      Pages 127-140
    3. Mona L. Russell
      Pages 141-163
    4. Mona L. Russell
      Pages 165-169
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 171-237

About this book

Introduction

A "New Woman" was announced in Egypt at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a new genre of prescriptive literature, new products, a new education, and a physically changed home, she increasingly emerged in public life. This book discusses and debates the place of Egyptian women, while focusing on consumerism and education. Russell sheds much-needed light on the struggle for identity in Egypt at a time of considerable flux and tension and provides a powerful angle to explore changing concepts of social dynamics and broader debates of what it meant to be "modern" while retaining local authenticity.

Keywords

culture identity national identity women

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