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The Promotion of Girls’ Education in a late 19th Century Egyptian Women’s Magazine -. A Study of Western Feminist Influences

Tellström, Jenny LU (2014) ARAK01 20141
Arabic Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the Western influence in three different articles from the late 19th century, Egyptian Women’s Magazine, al-Fatāh. The analysis is based on the hypothesis that they used similar arguments in their debate for girl’s education, as did women in the West. In order to compare the analysis to Western writers, a background on the debate about girls’ education among Western women writers’ is provided. I have used the analytical approach called Discourse Analysis. I have also examined if there are indicators, other than arguments about education, that show Western influence on these texts, such as idealising the Western household management system or references to Western literature. The conclusions reached are... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the Western influence in three different articles from the late 19th century, Egyptian Women’s Magazine, al-Fatāh. The analysis is based on the hypothesis that they used similar arguments in their debate for girl’s education, as did women in the West. In order to compare the analysis to Western writers, a background on the debate about girls’ education among Western women writers’ is provided. I have used the analytical approach called Discourse Analysis. I have also examined if there are indicators, other than arguments about education, that show Western influence on these texts, such as idealising the Western household management system or references to Western literature. The conclusions reached are that Egyptian women writers were using similar arguments to Western women in debating women’s education. The texts also show other indicators of being influenced by Western women, in the way that they wrote about Western women and the Western education system. (Less)
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author
Tellström, Jenny LU
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ARAK01 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Hind Nawfal, Arab feminism, Western feminism, women’s writing, girls’ education, domestic ideology, Arabic language
language
English
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4612557
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2014-09-02 14:56:46
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to analyse the Western influence in three different articles from the late 19th century, Egyptian Women’s Magazine, al-Fatāh. The analysis is based on the hypothesis that they used similar arguments in their debate for girl’s education, as did women in the West. In order to compare the analysis to Western writers, a background on the debate about girls’ education among Western women writers’ is provided. I have used the analytical approach called Discourse Analysis. I have also examined if there are indicators, other than arguments about education, that show Western influence on these texts, such as idealising the Western household management system or references to Western literature. The conclusions reached are that Egyptian women writers were using similar arguments to Western women in debating women’s education. The texts also show other indicators of being influenced by Western women, in the way that they wrote about Western women and the Western education system.},
  author       = {Tellström, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Hind Nawfal,Arab feminism,Western feminism,women’s writing,girls’ education,domestic ideology,Arabic language},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Promotion of Girls’ Education in a late 19th Century Egyptian Women’s Magazine -. A Study of Western Feminist Influences},
  year         = {2014},
}