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Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law, and Medicine in Khedival Egypt

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by Liat Kozma
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Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law, and Medicine in Khedival Egypt by Liat Kozma

Policing Egyptian Women delineates the intricate manner in which the modern state in Egypt monitored, controlled, and "policed" the bodies of subaltern women. Some of these women were runaway slaves, others were deflowered outside of marriage, and still others were prostitutes. Kozma traces the effects of nineteenth-century developments such as the expansion of cities, the abolition of the slave trade, the formation of a new legal system, and the development of a new forensic medical expertise on these women who lived at the margins of society.

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Size: 2.2 MB
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9780815651345 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Social Science > Women's Studies
Nonfiction > Social Science > Islamic Studies
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