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Titre du document / Document title

Women in Egypt: Islamic rights versus cultural practice

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

EL-SAFTY Madiha (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Egyptology, The American University, Cairo, EGYPTE

Résumé / Abstract

In order to understand the predicament of Muslim women in Egypt, it is necessary to look beyond religion to the strong social and cultural forces, which shape their position in society. Islam is often held responsible for the inequitable and sometimes violent treatment of women in Egypt. However, Islam is unjustifiably blamed for such discriminatory practices against women. The Islamic rights granted to women are, for the most part, just. Women have gained more rights over the years; nevertheless, they continue to suffer, as these rights are often not put into practice, because of social and cultural influences. The Islamic religion is all too often misunderstood and held accountable for the unacceptable treatment of women; whereas in reality, cultural traditions have led to this inequity.

Revue / Journal Title

Sex roles    ISSN  0360-0025 

Source / Source

2004, vol. 51, no5-6, pp. 273-281 [9 page(s) (article)] (20 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Springer, Heidelberg, ALLEMAGNE  (1975) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Africa

;

Female

;

Human

;

Social environment

;

Attitude

;

Circumcision

;

Sex role

;

Egypt

;

Cultural environment

;

Belief

;

Islamism

;

Religion

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Afrique

;

Droits femme

;

Femelle

;

Homme

;

Environnement social

;

Attitude

;

Circoncision

;

Rôle sexuel

;

Egypte

;

Milieu culturel

;

Croyance

;

Islamisme

;

Religion

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Africa

;

Hembra

;

Hombre

;

Contexto social

;

Actitud

;

Circuncisión

;

Rol sexual

;

Egipto

;

Contexto cultural

;

Creencia

;

Islamismo

;

Religión

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15762, 35400012132412.0020

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 16343865



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