Nurturing the Nation

Nurturing the Nation Focusing On Gender And The Family, This Erudite And Innovative History Reconsiders The Origins Of Egyptian Nationalism And The Revolution Of 1919 By Linking Social Changes In Class And Household Structure To The Politics Of Engagement With British Colonial Rule Lisa Pollard Deftly Argues That The Egyptian State S Modernizing Projects In The Nineteenth Century Reinforced Ideals Of Monogamy And Bourgeois Domesticity Among Egypt S Elite Classes And Connected Those Ideals With Political And Economic Success At The Same Time, The British Used Domestic And Personal Practices Such As Polygamy, The Harem, And The Veiling Of Women To Claim That The Ruling Classes Had Become Corrupt And Therefore To Legitimize An Open Ended Tenure For Themselves In Egypt To Rid Themselves Of British Rule, Bourgeois Egyptian Nationalists Constructed A Familial Political Culture That Trained New Generations Of Nationalists And Used Them To Demonstrate To The British That It Was Time For The Occupation To End That Culture Was Put To Use In The 1919 Egyptian Revolution, In Which The Reformed, Bourgeois Family Was Exhibited As The Standard For Modern Egypt. Pollard uses family and gender as her analytical tools to trace how the British justified their occupation of Egypt in 1882, claiming that Egyptians had to be weaned off their backward practices of polygamy and female veiling and seclusion first before they were granted self rule The irony is that with the advent of the British, the budget allocated for education plummeted to reach 1% during Cromer s tenure, forcing many of the primary and girls schools that were inaugurated under Ismail to Pollard uses family and gender as her analytical tools to trace how the British justified their occupation of Egypt in 1882, claiming that Egyptians had to be weaned off their backward practices of polygamy and female veiling and seclusion first before they were granted self rule The irony is that with the advent of the British, the budget allocated for education plummeted to reach 1% during Cromer s tenure, forcing many of the primary and girls schools that were inaugurated under Ismail to shutdown Hence, Egyptian nationalism at the turn of the twentieth century was couched in the language of domestic reform, especially through the education of women and the application of the language of science to the management of the household While women were seeking to capitalize on the improvements they made in education and their increasing involvement in the nationalist struggle, especially during the
The British officially occupied Egypt beginning in 1882 Egypt was a protectorate the British tried to transform Egyptian society without a full colonization, as in India British missionaries and other reformers, much as they thought about Indians, felt the Egyptians needed social reform Pollard contends that the traditional families of Egyptian Muslims began to change even before the occupation began which would reach back into the years when Britain first intervened in Egypt and began lobb The British officially occupied Egypt beginning in 1882 Egypt was a protectorate the British tried to transform Egypti

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  • Paperback
  • 302 pages
  • Nurturing the Nation
  • Lisa Pollard
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 0520240235