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dc.contributor.advisor Rieker, Martina Abdel-lateef, Shaza Zaher 2013-09-18T10:02:15Z 2013 Spring en 2013-09-18
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the gender dynamics in the Egyptian 25th of January 2011 revolution. It explores the centrality of gender relations in different configurations of the Egyptian revolution. It argues, that in order to provide satisfying analysis of the different events between January 2011 and April 2013, the period that the research focuses on, it is crucial to analyze gender relations that played a critical role in the toppling of the system "Iskat-El-Nizam". The importance of this thesis stems from the fact that it maps most of the struggles, mobilization and terrains that woman activists chose or had to go through since the ousting of Mubarak until the moments of writings. It argues that the revolution was not concluded by the inauguration of a new president in June 2012, and that different paths are still being tested. After exploring the gender component during the 18 days of Tahrir, it turns its focus to the main camps and trajectories that women activists have taken, which includes their concerns about writing the new constitution of Egypt, in addition, to the struggle against the systemic violence and sexual assaults against female protesters. It also provides a panoramic overview of many of the new women groups and movements that have emerged in the post-Mubarak period, by analyzing their approaches to engagement, mobilization, new tendencies, and strategies adopted to cope with struggles they face with respect to the gender discourse, with particular focus on the debates aimed to blame, victimize and marginalize women. It also paves the way for future research on key debates and landmarks that have been spotted in this thesis in order to investigate how women activism in Egypt will develop in the future. en
dc.description.sponsorship I dedicate this thesis to my mother, Lamia, for being the woman who inspires me, and for being the source of happiness, security and love in my life. Without her I would never be the person who I am, and whom I proud of. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Martina Rieker, my supervisor, not only for her incompatible support since my first day in graduate school, but for being a role model for me as a person who is smart, modest, respectable, and humane. I am also immensely thankful to Dr. Hanan Sabea, a great professor who I am extremely indebted by her insightful contributions that helped me revise my thesis; moreover, for being a very tender person who overwhelmed me with love and coffee. For these three great women who changed my life, whom I will never forget… I love you from the bottom of my heart and soul. en
dc.format.extent 112 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Egypt--History--Protests, 2011- en
dc.subject Sexual abuse en
dc.subject Gender -- Egypt. en
dc.subject Constitution en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Women's rights -- Egypt -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Egypt -- Social conditions.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
dc.subject.lcsh Social justice -- Egypt -- 21st century.
dc.title Emancipatory futures: women and agitational politics in revolutionary Egypt en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Gender and Women's Studies in the Middle East/North Africa en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Cynthia Nelson Center for Gender and Women's Studies en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sabea, Hanan
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rizzo, Helen

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