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120 L.E

The Changing Consumer Cultures of Modern Egypt Cairo’s Urban Reshaping

Cultural transformation in a globalizing Egypt
Mona Abaza
How is the transformation of consumer culture related to the urban reshaping of the city of Cairo as it rises to the demands of globalization? This study analyzes the shift from a socialist economy in Egypt to a more open market model, and the effect this has had on the everyday life of the country’s...

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Silent No More Special Needs People in Egypt

Egypt’s groundbreaking disability programs
Lesley Lababidi In collaboration with by Nadia El Arabi Foreword by H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak
Disability knows no boundaries of ethnicity, religion, gender, or social background. Silent No More highlights the many developments that have taken place, especially during the past decade, in social perceptions of disability and disabled persons in Egypt and in the services that enhance their quality...

120 L.E

Pyramids and Nightclubs

A Travel Ethnography of Arab and Western Imaginations of Egypt, from King Tut and a Colony of Atlantis to Rumors of Sex Orgies, Urban Legends about a Marauding Prince, and Blonde Belly Dancers
L. L. Wynn
Living in Egypt at the turn of the millennium, cultural anthropologist L. L. Wynn was struck by the juxtapositions of western, Gulf Arab, and Egyptian viewpoints she encountered. For some, Egypt is the land of mummies and pharaohs. For others, it is a vortex of decadence, where nightlife promises a chance...

120 L.E

Nubian Women of West Aswan Negotiating Tradition and Change

An ethnography of Nubian women, updated and revised
Anne M. Jennings
Describes in detail the life cycle of a typical woman, including information on dress, infibulation, giving birth, childhood socialization, courtship, marriage, and death. Descriptions of daily routines will bring the people of West Aswan alive to readers.” —International Journal of Middle East Studies...

75 L.E

Khul-Khaal Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories

Nayra Atiya Foreword by Andrea B. Rugh Photography by Asma el-Bakry
Through the worlds of Umm Gad, the wife of a garage-keeper; Suda, a housekeeper; Umm Naeema, a fisherwoman; Dunya, a divorcee; and Alice, a charity worker, we find what it means to be a woman of the lower and middle classes in contemporary Egypt. The khul-khaal of the book's title are heavy silver or...

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Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

A wide-ranging review of the relationship between the Egyptian judiciary and the government
Edited by Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron
If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary toward the executive power, one of the characteristic features of the Egyptian judiciary lies in its strength and activism in the defense of democratic values. Judges have been struggling for years to enhance their independence...

90 L.E

Institutional Reform and Economic Development in Egypt

A pioneering work on the relationship between politics and economics in Egypt
Edited by Noha El-Mikawy and Heba Handoussa
This pioneering volume addresses the key issue of the relationship between politics and economics, with special reference to Egypt in the 1990s. Drawing on the expertise of both political scientists and economists, it assembles an impressive array of data, including detailed opinion surveys, to demonstrate...

80 L.E

Health and Identity in Egypt Shifting Frontiers

Edited by Hania Sholkamy and Farha Ghannam
Four anthropologists argue the relevance of bodily experiences and conditions for the understanding of social processes in Egypt today. Based on current ethnography that describes beliefs and practices concerning spiritual health, physical beauty, infertility, and physical health, the authors engage...

120 L.E

Egypt’s Political Economy Power Relations in Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah
This new study deals with the unfolding of the great political and economic transformations of the modern Egyptian state from the appointment of Muhammad Ali as governor of Egypt in 1805 to the era of President Mubarak, with a special focus on the period 1990–2005, which witnessed a rigorous implementation...

80 L.E

Egypt, Islam, and Democracy Critical Essays

Saad Eddin Ibrahim With a new postscript by the author
These essays by one of Egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of contemporary Egypt. Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays cover a range of topics including civil society and the prospects for democratization...

180 L.E

Egypt An Economic Geography

Fouad N. Ibrahim and Barbara Ibrahim
In this insightful analysis, the authors describe the problems of food supply for a rapidly growing population, review the effects of water and land shortage, and consider the impact of globalization on Egypt’s attempt to industrialize. The structural difficulties besetting Egypt’s economy— population...

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Daughters of the Nile Photographs of Egyptian Women’s Movements, 1900–1960

Hind Wassef and Nadia Wassef Foreword by Marie Assaad and Aida Guindy and Aziza Hussein
This book is the first to provide photographic documentation of Egyptian women’s movements during the first half of the twentieth century. It is a compilation of archival photographs that includes portraits of key figures in the movements, demonstrations, election campaigns, diverse forms of women’s...

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Civil Society Exposed The Politics of NGOs in Egypt

Maha Abdelrahman
Is the concept of civil society relevant to social and political change? What is the role of its most well-known agents, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in promoting emancipatory projects? Maha Abdelrahman analyses the empirical case of Egyptian 'civil society' in order to ascertain whether the...

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Cairo Cosmopolitan Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Edited by Diane Singerman and Paul Amar
In the cities of the Arab world, while the media focus overwhelmingly on questions of religiosity and war, the future of urban modernity and political globalism is taking shape. As the Egyptian state reaches out to capture the apparent promises of neoliberalism, Cairenes struggle over and redefine their...

80 L.E

Between Marriage and the Market Intimate Politics and Survival in Cairo

Homa Hoodfar
Homa Hoodfar’s richly detailed ethnography provides a rare glimpse into the daily life of Muslim families in Cairo. Focusing on the impact of economic liberalization policies from 1983 to 1993, she shows the crucial role of the household in survival strategies among low-income Egyptians. Hoodfar, an...
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