Abstract

This thesis investigates the myth of Syrian-Egyptian marriages and its effects in Egypt in 2013-2014. It explores the relationships between migration and marriage, public moral panics about jobs and men, and the everyday lived realities of refugee Syrian women in Egypt. The thesis investigates the media frenzy concerning the problem of Egyptian-Syrian marriages and it effects on the perceptions of Syrian women on the part of the Egyptian public. It traces the booming industry of marriage brokers on Facebook,as well as the critical engagements with this category on the part of the Syrian community, especially women. Finally, the thesis analyzes Syrian women’s livelihood strategies within but also beyond migration marriages.

Department

Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

Degree Name

MA in Gender & Women's Studies

Date of Award

6-1-2015

Online Submission Date

May 2015

First Advisor

Rieker, Martina

Committee Member 1

Sayed, Hani

Committee Member 2

Terrell, Jennifer

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

46 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Women refugees -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Social conditions.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Refugees -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Social conditions.

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