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How far does neoliberalism go in Egypt?: Gender, citizenship and the making of the 'rural' woman.

Salem, Sarah Mamdouh Ibrahim ORCID: 0000-0002-7872-5613 and Malak, Karim (2017) How far does neoliberalism go in Egypt?: Gender, citizenship and the making of the 'rural' woman. Review of African Political Economy, 44 (154). pp. 541-558. ISSN 0305-6244

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03056244.2016.1268114

Abstract

This paper focuses on civil society in Egypt as a site in which the ‘Egyptian rural woman’ is made by looking at processes of microfinance which often ‘fail’ to realise their stated goals of ‘empowerment’, ‘poverty alleviation’ or ‘social mobility’. Using ethnographic material from a microfinance programme in the Egyptian governorate of al-Minya, such programmes are problematised beyond their stated goals. Instead, such initiatives put in place an infrastructure that links micro-borrowers to the market. Thus, what it means to be a ‘liberated’ woman in the Egyptian context is built on access, participation in and creation of ‘the market’.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/crea20/current
Additional Information: © 2017 ROAPE Publications Ltd
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 02:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101545

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