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The Resource Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt, Marilyn Booth

Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt, Marilyn Booth

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Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt
Title
Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces
Title remainder
writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Booth
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Zaynab Fawwaz (c.1860-1914) was as a forceful voice in support of women's rights to education and work choices in colonial-era Egypt. Her volume of 453 women's lives, al-Durr al-manthur fi tabaqat rabbat al-khudur (Pearls scattered in times and places: Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces, 1893-6) - featuring Boudicca, Catherine the Great, Zaynab (granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad), Victoria Woodhull, the Turkish poet Sirri Hanim and many others - built on the Arabic-Islamic biographical tradition to produce a work for women in the modern era, grafting European, Turkish, Arab, and Indian life narratives, amongst others onto Arabic literary patterns. In Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces Marilyn Booth argues that Fawwaz's work was less 'exemplary biography' than feminist history, in its exploration of achievement but also of patriarchal trauma in the lives of women across times and places. She traces Fawwaz's creative use of her sources, her presentation of biographical narratives in the context of the political essays she wrote in the Arabic press, her publicised dialogue with the President of the Board of Lady Managers of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition - where she attempted to send the volume - and how her inscription of a feminine ancient history diverged from that of men writing history in 1890s Egypt. Key Features Includes *descriptions of biographies of women from the US, Britain, Europe, India, the Maldives, as well as the Middle East (Iran, Turkey and the Arab world) *Presents the dictionary as a key text in the debates on gender and national efficacy in 1890s Egypt and Ottoman Syria *Takes a close look at issues of text circulation and borrowing *Argues that Fawwaz's book can be regarded as 'feminist history'
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UkCbUP
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Booth, Marilyn
Dewey number
305.4209620904
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1122
LC item number
.B66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fawwāz, Zaynab
  • Feminism
  • Muslim women
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Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt, Marilyn Booth
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pearls scattered : an introduction -- A women's world history, in the world of Arabic letters : a reader's view -- Founding mothers, speaking sisters : lineaments of community in history -- Writerly pursuits : a compiler's archive -- A beckoning compass, circulating lives : the Bustani Encyclopedia and other nineteenth-century sources -- Interlocutors? Men authoring women's history in the 1890s -- Framing a history of the present : or, did the pearls scatterer to the world's fair? -- Violent romances : the bodily drama of patriarchal trauma
Control code
CR9780748694877
Extent
1 online resource (v, 466 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748694860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt, Marilyn Booth
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pearls scattered : an introduction -- A women's world history, in the world of Arabic letters : a reader's view -- Founding mothers, speaking sisters : lineaments of community in history -- Writerly pursuits : a compiler's archive -- A beckoning compass, circulating lives : the Bustani Encyclopedia and other nineteenth-century sources -- Interlocutors? Men authoring women's history in the 1890s -- Framing a history of the present : or, did the pearls scatterer to the world's fair? -- Violent romances : the bodily drama of patriarchal trauma
Control code
CR9780748694877
Extent
1 online resource (v, 466 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748694860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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