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Laboring Practices: Egypt
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Women’s participation in the labor force whether public, private, informal or home-based productive activities is a challenge to outdated constructions of gender roles. There are few women in Egypt who do not work, yet society still construes this work as problematic and contingent. This entry reviews empirical evidence that records…

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Sholkamy, Hania, “Laboring Practices: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001449>
First published online: 2012

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