The Resource Civil society and women activists in the Middle East : Islamic and secular organizations in Egypt, Wanda Krause

Civil society and women activists in the Middle East : Islamic and secular organizations in Egypt, Wanda Krause

Label
Civil society and women activists in the Middle East : Islamic and secular organizations in Egypt
Title
Civil society and women activists in the Middle East
Title remainder
Islamic and secular organizations in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Wanda Krause
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, there has always been a tendency to accord complete supremacy to the authority and might of the state, and to see 'society' as a separate, powerless entity. However, after the uprising of 2011, this assumption was turned on its head. And it is the wide range of political activity beyond the remit of the official state where Wanda Krause locates a dynamic potential for political change from the bottom up. She looks in particular at the influential role of women's private voluntary organizations in Egypt in shaping concepts of civil society and democracy. Exploring both secular and 'Islamist' organizations, she offers a steadfast critique of the view that Islamic women activists are insignificant, 'backward' or 'uncivil'. Krause's examination of women activists in Egypt today is vital for those interested in Middle East and Gender Studies, as well as those researching the wider issues of civil society and democratization."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
305.42096209051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1793
LC item number
.K73 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern Middle East studies
Series volume
118
Label
Civil society and women activists in the Middle East : Islamic and secular organizations in Egypt, Wanda Krause
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-255) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women activists in the Middle East -- Civil society and political participation -- Key issues for struggle: poverty and marginalization -- Practical considerations for methodology and fieldwork -- The Islamic and secular as means of participation -- Empowerment through the feminine and strategic -- Women's activism through networking
Control code
ocn868919173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299782464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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509497
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36182771
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868919173
  • acaebk0857722506

Library Locations

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