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Noso-Politics and the Construction of Gendered Urban Spaces in Semi-Colonial Egypt

This project traces the development of a new public health regime in semi-colonial Egypt, and argues that it was deployed in the normalization of certain gender performances and the construction of others as non-normative. It explores the ways that new modes of hygiene and disease prevention functioned to surveil and police spaces and bodies that were rendered non-normative—dirty, unnatural, or unhealthy.
The project belongs to the sub-project "Self-Determination under Occupation. The Formation of Modern Egypt, 1879–1956" at the IEG and the collaborative project "The Historicity of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim World" (HISDEMAB), funded by the Leibniz Association.