Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

2015.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sharon R. Krause, Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 249pp.,
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2015.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sharon R. Krause, Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 249pp., $30.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226234694. Reviewed by Carmen E. Pavel, King's College London A recent BBC article documents a growing tendency among young Egyptian women who move away from their parents and live independently, bucking a trend in conservative Islamic societies where girls rarely leave their parents' home before marriage. This trend is something to be celebrated, for unlike men, women in many parts of the world have a long way to go towards being treated as free and responsible individuals. One learns in the same breath that the young Egyptian women are prevented from truly relishing their independence. Complete strangers self-appoint as guardians of the girls' honor. One woman reported that landlords "treated us like their private property or children who could be controlled. . .

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