Pioneering Feminist Anthropology in Egypt: Selected Writings from Cynthia Nelson

Cairo Papers Vol. 28, No. 2/3

Edited byMartina Rieker
Contributions by Lila Abu-Lughod
Judith E. Tucker

Cynthia Nelson was an outstanding professor of anthropology at AUC and the founding director of the Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies. This co

English edition
7 September 2007
216 pp.
14X21.5cm
ISBN 9789774160783
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Cynthia Nelson was an outstanding professor of anthropology at AUC and the founding director of the Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies. This collection of her essays, which highlight her distinguished scholarly career, is grouped under three main themes: phenomenology and the meaning of religious phenomena in Egypt; women, power, and politics in the Middle East; and the politics and ethics of location. Cynthia Nelson was the editor of the first Cairo Papers monograph in 1977: thirty years later, this issue marks her legacy to the humanistic and social scientific understanding of Egypt, a legacy balanced by the enormous institutional contributions she made to establishing feminist anthropology in Egypt. Cairo Papers Vol. 28, No. 2

Lila Abu-Lughod

Lila Abu-Lughod is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University. She has published widely on cultural forms, gender, and feminism in the Middle East, based on extensive field research in Egypt. Her books include Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society and Writing Women’s Words: Bedouin Stories. In 2007, she was awarded the American Ethnological Society Senior Book Award for her book Dramas of Nationhood (AUC Press, 2005).
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