Intimate Selving in Arab Families: Gender, Self, and Identity

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Suad Joseph
Syracuse University Press, Dec 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
This collection of articles written by feminist scholars focuses on intimate Arab familial relationships. The authors identify key family relationships - mother-son, brother-sister, co-wives, father-daughter - to explore women's contribution to shaping and defining themselves in relation to others.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Context
21
Searching for Baba
53
The Poet Who Helped Shape My Childhood
77
My Sister Isabelle
92
The Context
109
Wives or Daughters
141
My SonMyself My MotherMyself
174
The Microdynamics of Patriarchal Change in Egypt
191
The Context
211
Constructions of Masculinity in Two Egyptian Novels
235
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