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Egypt: Early 20th Century to Present
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Inquiries into the role of women in twentieth-century Egypt have to a great extent been shaped by scholarship that traces the rise and subsequent transformations of the Egyptian nation-state. Indeed, the Egyptian revolution of 1919, Gamal Abdel Nasser's revolution of 1952, Anwar Sadat's infitāḥ , or open-door capitalist economic policies, and Husni Mubarak's current attempts to meld the dominant ideologies of the twentieth century – Arabism, capitalism, state-socialism and Islamism – into a cogent political program have each given rise to…

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Pollard, Lisa, “Egypt: Early 20th Century to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICSIM_0007>
First published online: 2009

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