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Getting to the Party on Time: Revolution, Gender, and Sexuality as Global Historical Problematics

Getting to the Party on Time: Revolution, Gender, and Sexuality as Global Historical Problematics REVIEW ESSAY Getting to the Party on Time Revolution, Gender, and Sexuality as Global Historical Problematics WILS ON CHACK O JA COB The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Marwan M. Kraidy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. 304 pages. ISBN 9780674980051 The Politics of Female Circumcision in Egypt: Gender, Sexuality and the Construction of Identity. Maria Frederika Malmström. London: Tauris, 2016. 293 pages. ISBN Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt. Mariz Tadros. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 338 pages. ISBN 9780815634508 How does a scholar write about revolution? I was left with this question after reading three recent books relating to the Arab revolutions and uprisings that began in late 2010 and, by some accounts, continue into the present. These works are similar in being inquiries into the gendered and sexualized conditions of and for revolution- ary politics. Superficial likenesses aside—all focus on gender in Egypt—Marwan M. Kraidy’s Naked Blogger of Cairo, Maria Frederika Malmström’s Politics of Female Circumcision in Egypt, and Mariz Tadros’s Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt are works from different fields: media studies, anthropology, and develop- ment studies, respectively. Kraidy and Tadros draw on literature across disciplinary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

Getting to the Party on Time: Revolution, Gender, and Sexuality as Global Historical Problematics

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1552-5864
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REVIEW ESSAY Getting to the Party on Time Revolution, Gender, and Sexuality as Global Historical Problematics WILS ON CHACK O JA COB The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World. Marwan M. Kraidy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. 304 pages. ISBN 9780674980051 The Politics of Female Circumcision in Egypt: Gender, Sexuality and the Construction of Identity. Maria Frederika Malmström. London: Tauris, 2016. 293 pages. ISBN Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt. Mariz Tadros. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 338 pages. ISBN 9780815634508 How does a scholar write about revolution? I was left with this question after reading three recent books relating to the Arab revolutions and uprisings that began in late 2010 and, by some accounts, continue into the present. These works are similar in being inquiries into the gendered and sexualized conditions of and for revolution- ary politics. Superficial likenesses aside—all focus on gender in Egypt—Marwan M. Kraidy’s Naked Blogger of Cairo, Maria Frederika Malmström’s Politics of Female Circumcision in Egypt, and Mariz Tadros’s Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt are works from different fields: media studies, anthropology, and develop- ment studies, respectively. Kraidy and Tadros draw on literature across disciplinary

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Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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