Women, Islamisms and the State

Contemporary Feminisms in Egypt

  • Authors
  • Azza M. Karam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Azza M. Karam
    Pages 32-55
  3. Azza M. Karam
    Pages 56-79
  4. Azza M. Karam
    Pages 101-139
  5. Azza M. Karam
    Pages 176-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 252-284

About this book


The book provides theoretical insight and analysis of the power relations between women's activism, Islamist thought and praxis, and the Egyptian state (1970s to 1990s). Contemporary feminist debates among women's NGOs are examined, and the different perceptions of gender roles among Islamist men and women are presented and contrasted. Three feminist streams are identified as both shaping and being shaped by, the dynamics of interaction between political Islam and state regimes.


feminism gender Islam Islamism women

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