Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870–1940
Duke University Press, 2011 - 423 من الصفحات
Working Out Egypt is both a rich cultural history of the formation of an Egyptian national subject in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth and a compelling critique of modern Middle Eastern historiography. Wilson Chacko Jacob describes how Egyptian men of a class akin to the cultural bourgeoisie (the effendiyya) struggled to escape from the long shadow cast by colonial depictions of the East as degenerate, feminine, and temporally behind an active and virile Europe. He argues that during British colonial rule (1882–1936), attempts to create a distinctively modern and Egyptian self free from the colonial gaze led to the formation of an ambivalent, performative subjectivity that he calls “effendi masculinity.” Jacob traces effendi masculinity as it took hold during the interwar years, in realms from scouting and competitive sports to sex talk and fashion, considering its gendered performativity in relation to a late-nineteenth-century British discourse on masculinity and empire and an explicitly nationalist discourse on Egyptian masculinity. He contends that as an assemblage of colonial modernity, effendi masculinity was simultaneously local and global, national and international, and particular and universal. Until recently, modern Egyptian history has not allowed for such paradoxes; instead, Egyptian modernity has been narrated in the temporal and spatial terms of a separate Western modernity.
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Imagination Projecting British Masculinity
Genealogy Mustafa Kamil and Effendi Masculinity
Institution Physical Culture and SelfGovernment
Association Scouting Freedom Violence
Games International Culture and Desiring Bodies
Communication Sex Gender and Norms of Physical Culture
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Ahmad al-Ahli al-Ahram al-futuwwa al-haditha al-Hilal al-Jawhari al-Muqtataf al-Musawwar Al-Nadi al-riyada Amin anticolonial Arabic argued Azmi became body bourgeois Boy Scouts British Cairo chapter colonial modernity constitution context critique desire discourse dress effendi masculinity effendiyya Egyp Egypt Egyptian modernity Egyptian Nation elite emergence Empire European example Fahmy figure Fuad futuwwa gender global Ibid imperial interwar period Islamic issue liberal magazine Mahfuz male mawlid men’s Misr moral movement Muhammad Muslim Mustafa Kamil Naguib Mahfuz national identity nationalist nineteenth century Olympic ostensibly Ottoman Ottoman Empire Pasha peasant performance physical culture police political popular possible production question reform relationship represented revolution Sa‘d schools sexuality significance social society sovereignty space subject formation Sudan Tahtawi tarbush tian tion tional traditional translation troops urban Wafd weightlifting women young youth Zaghlul