Based on both academic research and the author’s own personal experiences and impressions, this delightful and informative book examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phenomena that characterize Egyptian society in modern times.
Through a fascinating and often highly entertaining examination of issues ranging from the middle class, religious fanaticism, and attitudes to the West and Western culture, to the Egyptian institution of the summer holiday by the sea and the performing arts and entertainment, Amin posits that social mobility after the 1952 Revolution changed the customs and habits, moral and material values, and patterns of consumption and investment of the aspiring classes.
This insightful book will prove a thought-provoking read for those concerned with emerging economies, international development, and privatization, and will intrigue anyone with an interest in the social history of Egypt.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Galal Amin is emeritus professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? (AUC Press, 2004), The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World (AUC Press, 2006), Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak (AUC Press, 2011), and Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution (AUC Press, 2013).
Table of Contents
|4||Masters and Servants||55|
|5||Public and Private Sectors||65|
|6||The Position of Women||77|
|7||The Arabic Language||85|
|14||Egypt and the Market Culture||169|