Introduction: Egyptian women, revolution, and protest culture

Show simple item record Mostafa, Dalia Said 2020-02-07T12:26:41Z 2020-02-07T12:26:41Z 2015-05-11
dc.identifier.citation Dalia Said Mostafa (2015) Introduction: Egyptian women, revolution, and protest culture, Journal for Cultural Research, 19:2, 118-129 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1740-1666
dc.description.abstract This special issue comes at a time when the Egyptian nation is facing deep divisions about the notion and definition of revolution. The articles here aim to look at the 2011 revolution and the central role of women within it from a critical perspective. Our objective is not to glorify the revolution or inflate the role of Egyptian women within its parameters, but to analyse and critique both the achievements and setbacks of this revolution and the contributions of various strata of women to this revolutionary process. Women’s participation is part of a broader picture and needs to be theorised as an essential aspect of the ongoing struggle for freedom and social justice, not in isolation of it. The reader will soon realise that the authors in this issue, perhaps, agree on one important element of the 2011 revolution: the struggle is ongoing, and the revolutionary process is still being shaped and recreated. Thus, I argue in this introduction that the story of the Egyptian Revolution still resists any kind of closure. Indeed, as political events continue to unfold, the years to come will no doubt witness an expansion of the political and cultural archive of the Arab uprisings, accompanied by much academic work on their meaning and significance. Women’s roles and contributions need to occupy a central position in these academic analyses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal for Cultural research en_US
dc.subject Egyptian revolution en_US
dc.subject protest culture en_US
dc.subject Egyptian women en_US
dc.title Introduction: Egyptian women, revolution, and protest culture en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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