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Race, Gender, and Difference: Egypt and Sudan
(3,152 words)

Our investigation of the lived experience of women in Egypt and Sudan acknowledges the importance of viewing race and gender as variables within an interlocking system of domination and oppression that includes class, age, sex, ethnicity, and religion (Collins 2000). Within this framework, difference is constructed within a matrix of domination where distinctive systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism, and patriarchy, are interconnected and have similar ideological explanations for the sub…

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Jennings, Anne M. and Poole, Maurita, “Race, Gender, and Difference: Egypt and Sudan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0140a>
First published online: 2009

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