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the Siege of Imbaba, Egypt's Internal ‘Other,’ and the Criminalization of Politics

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how and why a large share of Cairo's residents has been deviantized and stigmatized. An answer to this puzzle can only be understood within the context of increased economic, ... More


Cousins, Neighbors, and Citizens in Imbaba the Genesis and Self-neutralization of a Rebel Political Territory

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deals with the transformation of former Islamists in Imbaba or Islamist sympathizers into “neo-notables” and party officials. It argues that they were ultimately defending “the dignity ... More


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