Polemics on the modesty and segregation of women in contemporary Egypt.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Finds that virtually all Muslim Egyptians aspire to be modern while maintaining an identity as Muslims. The vast majority of middle and upper-class women wear international dress, and work outside the home. It is unlikely therefore that many will respond to the call of some Islamic groups for women to return to the home. The appeal of modernity, however, is in tension with the appeal of authenticity, and a major concern is whether the appearance of being religious is as important as maintaining the essence of Islamic spirituality.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-50
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Middle East Studies
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Egypt
segregation
appeal
Muslim
upper class
modernity
spirituality
authenticity
middle class
Group
Modesty
Segregation
Muslims
woman
Upper Class
Modernity
Egyptians
Authenticity
Spirituality
Religion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

Polemics on the modesty and segregation of women in contemporary Egypt. / Hoffman, Valerie J.

In: International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.1987, p. 23-50.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f575a5672f7d4210803add28b8f76a01,
title = "Polemics on the modesty and segregation of women in contemporary Egypt.",
abstract = "Finds that virtually all Muslim Egyptians aspire to be modern while maintaining an identity as Muslims. The vast majority of middle and upper-class women wear international dress, and work outside the home. It is unlikely therefore that many will respond to the call of some Islamic groups for women to return to the home. The appeal of modernity, however, is in tension with the appeal of authenticity, and a major concern is whether the appearance of being religious is as important as maintaining the essence of Islamic spirituality.-from Author",
author = "Hoffman, {Valerie J}",
year = "1987",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1017/S0020743800031640",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "19",
pages = "23--50",
journal = "International Journal of Middle East Studies",
issn = "0020-7438",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Polemics on the modesty and segregation of women in contemporary Egypt.

AU - Hoffman, Valerie J

PY - 1987/1/1

Y1 - 1987/1/1

N2 - Finds that virtually all Muslim Egyptians aspire to be modern while maintaining an identity as Muslims. The vast majority of middle and upper-class women wear international dress, and work outside the home. It is unlikely therefore that many will respond to the call of some Islamic groups for women to return to the home. The appeal of modernity, however, is in tension with the appeal of authenticity, and a major concern is whether the appearance of being religious is as important as maintaining the essence of Islamic spirituality.-from Author

AB - Finds that virtually all Muslim Egyptians aspire to be modern while maintaining an identity as Muslims. The vast majority of middle and upper-class women wear international dress, and work outside the home. It is unlikely therefore that many will respond to the call of some Islamic groups for women to return to the home. The appeal of modernity, however, is in tension with the appeal of authenticity, and a major concern is whether the appearance of being religious is as important as maintaining the essence of Islamic spirituality.-from Author

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023468255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023468255&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S0020743800031640

DO - 10.1017/S0020743800031640

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0023468255

VL - 19

SP - 23

EP - 50

JO - International Journal of Middle East Studies

JF - International Journal of Middle East Studies

SN - 0020-7438

IS - 1

ER -