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The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
[This is the third of seven posts associated with a Jadaliyya electronic roundtable on the future of Egypt. Click here to access the full roundtable. Participants include: Issandr Al-Amrani, Zeinab Abul-Magd, Nathan J. Brown, Jason Brownlee, Daniel Brumberg, Mohamed El-Menshawy, and Samer Shehata. A description of the roundtable can be found here. For the previous post click here.] Citizens and State in Post-Mubarak Egypt Jason Brownlee is correct to argue that the ...Keep Reading »
Samer Shehata is an Assistant Professor of Arab Politics at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He is the author of Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt and the editor of the forthcoming, Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change, in addition to numerous academic and policy articles about Egypt.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet