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Risk-taking activism

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Risk-taking activism
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counter-spaces against public sexual violence in post-January 25 Egypt
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Galan Julve
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Susana Maria
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1978-
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Susana Maria Galan Julve
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Zakia
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Zakia Salime
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chair
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Hawkesworth
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Mary
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Mary Hawkesworth
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internal member
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Gerson
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Judith
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Judith Gerson
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Hasso
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Frances
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Frances Hasso
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Rutgers University
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School of Graduate Studies
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The dissertation examines the proliferation of activist initiatives in response to the multiplication and exacerbation of public sexual violence in Egypt following the January 25 Revolution. Drawing on feminist geography, social movement scholarship, affect theory, and critical urban studies, this work revises and complicates feminist scholarship on sexual violence against women in two important ways. First, it decenters the experience of white, middle-class, US/Western European women to examine the embodied and spatial effects of actual and potential sexual violence in Egyptian women’s urban practices. The research pays particular attention to the nexus of gender and class in women’s exposure to a wide range of risks, including—but not limited to—public sexual violence. Second, it analyzes public sexual violence in its specificity, not as a universal or timeless phenomenon but as a form of social action that emerges as a consequence of, and is shaped by, historical processes. Filling a gap in the literature, the project traces the occurrence of public sexual harassment in Cairo back to the late 19th century and situates the appearance of this phenomenon in relation to processes of rural-urban migration, urbanization, modern state formation, and nation building. The dissertation draws upon a number of methods, including (auto)ethnographic observations and in-depth qualitative interviews with members of activist groups and non-activist women conducted in Cairo between 2012 and 2015, as well as content analysis of diverse materials. Through the case study of OpAntiSH and HarassMap, the research examines how these projects of direct action and community intervention promoted horizontal expressions of care and solidarity and forms of collective risk-taking that challenged the logic of sexual governmentality that positions women in public space as simultaneously at risk and a risk. Through the case study of The BuSSy Project and WenDo Egypy, it examines how these initiatives opened up avenues for testifying to the experience of sexual harassment and assault while encouraging alternative performances of femininity in public space. The dissertation discusses the transformative and generative potential of these interventions to produce spaces for intentional acts of risk-taking against the backdrop of the increased securitization and militarization of public space, notably following the 2013 military coup in Egypt.
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Women's and Gender Studies
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Sex crimes -- Egypt
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Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-2013
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (275 pages : illustrations)
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Susana Maria Galan Julve
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doi:10.7282/t3-239v-9d18
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ETD doctoral
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Galan Julve
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Susana Maria
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after January 30th, 2021.
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