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Controlling History: The 1960s

Yoav Di Capua

in Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reappraises the historiographical process during the 1960s. It argues that a Marxist theory of history provided Arab socialism with a notion of historical change and with suggestions for ... More


Convergences and Divergences: Egyptian Women's Activisms over the Last Century

Leslie Lewis

in Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164989
eISBN:
9781617971266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter dispels several interrelated myths about Egyptian women's actions and activisms today and throughout history. One common assumption in the west is that Muslim women and, in particular, ... More


High Hopes

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter picks up where the first chapter left off to examine Sartre, Beauvoir and Lanzmann’s actual visit to the Middle East toward the dramatic aftermath which brought about the total collapse ... More


The Be auty of Uncertainty: Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar and the “Return” of Religion in Art

Alex Dika Seggerman

in Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653044
eISBN:
9781469653068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653044.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the postsurrealist paintings and drawings of Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar (1925–66) that “return” Islamic references to art. Gazzar’s early work indexes the Arab socialist concern for ... More


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