Posts Tagged: egypt

Copts, Islamists and Jews: gender, minorities, hybridity (and its limits) in two novellas by Bahaa Abdelmegid

9May 16

Sarah Irving

Abstract: Bahaa Abdelmegid’s novellas Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers feature a range of intertwined relations: sexual, commercial, as neighbours, and as colleagues between Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egyptian society since 1967. I argue that Abdelmegid’s Egyptian masculine is fragile, brittle, and under threat from a dissolute West and an extremist and inauthentic Islam. Continue reading →

A Revolution in Muslim Family Law? Egypt’s Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Period (2011-2013) Compared

20May 15

Nadia Sonneveld and Monika Lindbekk

Abstract: In the weeks following the Egyptian revolution of 2011, a group of divorced fathers rose to demand a “revolution in family law.” Portraying extant family law provisions as symbolic of the old regime and as deviating from the principles of shariʿa, their call was given prominent media attention and, in the ensuing transitional period (2011 to 2013), women’s rights and family law emerged as contentious areas in Egypt. Continue reading →

Introduction: Shariʿa in Revolution? A Comparative Overview of Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Developments in Shariʿa-Based Family Law Legislation in Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, and Tunisia

19May 15

Nadia Sonneveld

Editor’s Note: Over the next two weeks, NMES will publish a series of articles about the relationship between family law and revolution in Egypt, Tunisia, Indonesia, and Iran. Nadia Sonneveld edited this series and she also introduces it in the following article.

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United They Stand? A Study of Authoritarian Responses during the Arab Spring

23Apr 15

Julien Morency-Laflamme and Anja Brunner

Abstract: This article seeks to analyse why mass protests during the Arab Spring of 2010 did not always result in the toppling of authoritarian leaders and why in some cases it actually led to the reinforcement of certain authoritarian regimes. Continue reading →

Review of Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III (eds.), Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa

20Mar 15

Reviewed by Noah Haiduc-Dale Continue reading →

From the Mosque to the Polls: The Emergence of the Al Nour Party in Post-Arab Spring Egypt

7Aug 14

Laurence Deschamps-Laporte

Abstract: In this paper, I examine the rise of the Al Nour Salafi party that won 27 percent of the vote in the 2011 Egyptian parliamentary elections. I present a new explanation for their popularity based on the analysis of ethnographic data collected in Alexandria. Continue reading →

The ʿUlamāʾ and the Arab Uprisings 2011-13: Considering Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the ‘Global Mufti,’ between the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Legal Tradition, and Qatari Foreign Policy

21Mar 14

David H. Warren

Abstract: This article aims to explore emerging trends for the Sunni religious elite and the Islamic legal tradition in the new context of the Arab Uprisings by focusing on Yusuf al-Qaradawi, arguably the most prominent of these ʿulamāʾ alive today. Continue reading →

Review of Lisa Blaydes, Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egypt

18Nov 13

Reviewed by Jerome Drevon Continue reading →

Review of Stephen J. King, The New Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa

25Jul 13

Reviewed by Oğuzhan Göksel Continue reading →

Review of Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno (eds.), Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Mediterranean

21Dec 12

Reviewed by Jennifer Lofkrantz Continue reading →