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The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Lucie Ryzova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

In colonial-era Egypt, a new social category of “modern men” emerged, the efendiyya (sg. efendi). Working as bureaucrats, teachers, journalists, free professionals and public intellectuals, the ... More


Introduction

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter outlines the main themes of the book—local Egyptian middle-class modernity articulated by and embodied in the category of the efendi—and sets them within existing ... More


Recognizing the Efendi

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the meanings of the category efendi through the colonial period. “Being an efendi” was always synonymous with “being modern,” but “modernity” had many vernacular ... More


Hearts Full of Hope

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at education understood as social practice, and concretely here from the perspective of parents. It asks the deceptively simple question of why did families (and which families) ... More


Passages to Modernity

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on narratives of young men, sons of the “traditional” families discussed in the previous chapter. It looks at the experience of “becoming modern” as a particular classed and ... More


The New Mamluks

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines an important aspect of effendi culture as youth culture, and looks at the experience of modern schooling among first-generation efendis. Modern schooling, and the ensuing novel ... More


Returns

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This last, concluding chapter, examines the efects of effendi culture, or the role that generations of efendis played in the social, cultural and political landscape of modern Egypt. The theme of ... More


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