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Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter aims to provide a better understanding of Egypt in order to better understand Cairo, its largest city. It describes Egypt's unique geographical space, its population dynamics, the income ... More


Madams, Murders, and the Media: Akhbar al-Hawadith and the Emergence of a Mass Culture in 1920s Egypt1

Shaun T. Lopez

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter tells the story of the 1920 Alexandria serial murders, the “Raya and Sakina” murders, and argues that they played an important role in constructing the notion of an Egyptian national ... More


The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial ... More


Mulid al-Tahrir: Semiotics of a Revolution

Amira Taha and Christopher Combs

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Explores the newfound relationship between Egyptians and public space as well as the emergence of resignified subjectivities that developed during the initial eighteen days of revolt in Tahrir ... More


The ‘Khul̒ Law’ Criticized: The First 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/9789774164842.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Provides an examination of the written sources in the national media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to an analysis of the debate on khul', it presents an examination of reforms ... More


Community Schools as a Social Movement

Malak Zaalouk

in The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Community Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160264
eISBN:
9781617970252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160264.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Immediate and urgent attention to the issue of global and national need for educational reform lead to the World Summit for Children, which was held in 2002. This issue included the different global ... More


Egyptianizing Modernity through the ‘New Effendiya’: Social and Cultural Constructions of the Middle Class in Egypt under the Monarchy

Lucie Ryzova

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins with the investigation of the 1930s–40s new effendiya phenomenon, often portrayed as a newly urbanized and educated middle class, with more traditional approaches to religion and ... More


The 1919 Revolution and Nationalist Constructions of the Lives and Works of Pioneering Women Writers

Mervat F. Hatem

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the biographical writing of Mayy Ziyada, whose writings on Malak Hifni Nasif and 'A'isha Taymur sought to remind a mobilized public of women's contributions to the nation. ... More


Place, Class, and Race in the Barabra Café: Nubians in Egyptian Media

Elizabeth A. Smith

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/9789774162893.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines several racialized representations of Nubians in media and museums in order to suggest a way to understand such debates on their own terms without stopping at assertions for or ... More


External and Internal Security Pressures and Their Implications For Decision-making In Basic Education

Fatma H. Sayed

in Transforming Education In Egypt: Western Influence and Domestic Policy Reform

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160165
eISBN:
9781617970276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160165.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Basic education in Egypt has been referred to as a matter of “national security” in every single presidential speech, ministerial press release, and official governmental statement addressing the ... More


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