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Double Standards

On Barak

in On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276130
eISBN:
9780520956568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276130.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 (“Double Standards”) recounts how the racial presuppositions of British railway engineers about “indolent time-mindless Orientals” percolated into scheduling and management schemes between ... More


The State Railways

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Marcus Simaika's career in the Egyptian State Railways. When Simaika graduated in 1882, Egypt was under British occupation. Gross financial mismanagement, first by the ... More


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