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Contesting the Alexandrian Papacy: Ecclesiastical “Colonialism” and the Egyptian Church from 451 to the Rise of Islam (Dioscorus I to Benjamin I)

Stephen J. Davis

in The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248306
eISBN:
9781617970436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history of ecclesiastical colonialism and the challenges faced by the Egyptian Church during the period from 451 to the rise of Islam. It aims to provide a better ... More


Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Describes and analyzes the use of styles of dress, music, and language in two films: Muhami khul' and Uridu khul'an, showing that these works of popular culture served to articulate a political ... More


Contesting Myths, Critiquing Cosmopolitanism, and Creating the New Cairo School of Urban Studies

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents some collective findings on the novelty and complexity of globalizing Cairo. It launches a set of questions that will lead to more productive, critical, and ... More


From Dubai to Cairo: Competing Global Cities, Models, and Shifting Centers of Influence?

Yasser Elsheshtawy

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is interesting to observe that Cairo, in its drive to become a global city, is apparently drawing inspiration and precedents from a post-traditional center such as Dubai, which in turn is ... More


Keeping Him Connected: Globalization and the Production of Locality in Urban Egypt

Farha Ghannam

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on three theoretical and methodological issues related to current discussions of globalization. It does not deny the significance of flows from the United States and Europe. In ... More


Looking at the Middle East Differently: An Alternative Conceptual Lens

Bahgat Korany

in The Changing Middle East: A New Look at Regional Dynamics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163531
eISBN:
9781617970368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163531.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Focusing on change is required academically but it could also help in the elaboration of relevant policies to cope with the evolving challenges on the ground. One of the early manifestations of this ... More


Audiences and Class

Viola Shafik

in Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Earliest cinema-going was at the outset a bourgeois habit in Egypt, as elsewhere in the Middle East and unlike Europe and the U.S. where the invention was soon proletarianized through lower-class ... More


Cultural Identity and Genre

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyzes certain common genres and their relation to prevailing sociopolitical and cultural conditions in the Arab countries. From the conventions and subjects of the respective film ... More


Queer Transgression and Postcolonial Ambivalence

Malek Khouri

in The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Scanning contemporary Arab cinema through the lens of queer studies reveals many films exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, and challenging patriarchal culture in the broader ... More


Monks and Monasticism

Kurt J. Werthmuller

in Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an examination of the unique role that monasticism occupied during the front line of defense of Coptic identity as a unique Egyptian identity. The popularity of monasticism ... More


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