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Situating Globalization

Views from Egypt


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Cynthia Nelson(Hg.), Shahnaz Rouse(Hg.), Situating Globalization (2015), transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, ISBN: 9783839400616

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Descripción / Abstract

The range of perspectives and original materials dealt with by each author highlights the renewed urgency of the struggle for cultural autonomy and voice within the context of globalization. In other words, each paper explores how the various processes at both the local and global level intersect to create new discourses and debates round the »indigenization of knowledge.« If a new wind of cultural decolonization is blowing through the Arab Middle East, which is having profound impact on the lives of men and women, then we should expect a new scholarship to emerge in order to grasp and understand it. This book is a contribution in that direction.


Cynthia Nelson is Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Author of Doria Shafik, »Egyptian Feminist: A Woman Apart«, Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1996. Fields of Academic Teaching and Research: Sociology of Knowledge, Women's Movements in the Middle East, Discourses on Gender, Globalization, Development and Medical Anthropology.
Shahnaz Rouse, Sociology Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College, New York. Research interests and publications in agrarian transformation; social movements; the state, religion and identity; gender and nationalism; globalization; the politics of representation; and social/spatial constructions and transformations.


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  • Cover Situating Globalization. Views from Egypt
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • Globalization, Islam and the Indigenization of Knowledge
  • The Islamization of Knowledge between Particularism and Globalization: Malaysia and Egypt
  • Gendering Globalization: Alternative Languages of Modernity
  • Struggling and Surviving: The Trajectory of Sheikh Moubarak Abdu Fadl. A Historical Figure of the Egyptian Left
  • Al-daght: Pressures of Modern Life in Cairo
  • Creating Bodies, Organizing Selves: Planning the Family in Egypt
  • Death of a Midwife
  • Problematizing Marriage: Minding My Manners in My Husband’s Community
  • A Tale of Two Contracts: Towards a Situated Understanding of “Women Interests” in Egypt
  • “We Are Not Feminists!” Egyptian Women Activists on Feminism
  • The Contributors

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