Added: August 5, 2017 – Last updated: August 5, 2017


Author: Hanan Hammad

Title: Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Subtitle: An Old Plague in a New Revolutionary Order

Journal: Gender: Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Year: 2017

Pages: 44-63

ISSN: 1868-7245 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2196-4467 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | African History: Egyptian History | Types: Sexual Harassment


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Author: Hanan Hammad, Department of History, Texas Christian

Abstract: »The article aims at analyzing sexual harassment in Egypt in changing sociopolitical contexts at various times; I argue that no analysis of the Egyptian revolution is complete without an understanding of these broad sociopolitical conditions that have contributed to the culture of anti-women and sexual violence since the 19th century. I am not suggesting that sexual harassment always took the same form and was practiced with the same level of violence, or even rooted in the same reason(s) throughout that long period of history. Based on archival research, personal observations and intensive interviews with activists I show how sexual harassment increased in violence caused by the state’s heavy-handed security and neoliberal policies.« (Source: Gender)


  1 Introduction (p. 45)
  2 Sexual Harassment in Egpyt: A History (p. 45)
    2.1 State Feminism and the Preserve of Patriarchal Culture (p. 48)
    2.2 The Demise of State Feminism, the Rise of the Liberal Shackles (p. 50)
  3 The 1990s and Beyond: State Brutality and Neoliberalism (p. 51)
  4 The Age of Gang Sexual Assault (p. 53)
  5 The Rising Revolutionary Order (p. 58)
  6 Conclusion (p. 60)
  References (p. 61)
  Author's details (p. 63)

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