Creating the New Egyptian Woman Consumerism, Education, and National Identity, 1863-1922, by Russell, Mona
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- ISBN: 9781403962621 | 1403962626
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/13/2004
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.