Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Get access

Laboring Practices: Egypt
(7,411 words)

Abstract

Women’s participation in the labor force whether public, private, informal or home-based productive activities is a challenge to outdated constructions of gender roles. There are few women in Egypt who do not work, yet society still construes this work as problematic and contingent. This entry reviews empirical evidence that …

Cite this page
Sholkamy, Hania, “Laboring Practices: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001449>
First published online: 2012



▲   Back to top   ▲