Cultural Dynamics in Contemporary Egypt

Cairo Papers Vol. 27, No. 1/2

Edited by Maha Abdelrahman
Iman A. Hamdy
Malak S. Rouchdy
Reem Saad

From the politics of food to images in the media, this double issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science focuses on a wide array of emerging cultural pat

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192 pp.
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ISBN 9789774249822
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From the politics of food to images in the media, this double issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science focuses on a wide array of emerging cultural patterns in modern-day Egypt and their social, political, and economic ramifications. All the contributions are based on papers delivered at the Cairo Papers Thirteenth Annual Symposium in May 2004, and cover four broad areas: media and language, Islamic marketing, taste and public space, and food and markets. Contributors include Ray Bush (‘Staying Hungry: Food Politics in Egypt and the Near East’), Sami Zubaida (‘Food: Egypt and the Middle East’), Lilia Labidi (‘Truth Claims in the Cartoon World of Nagui Kamel’), Madiha Doss (‘Cultural Dynamics and Linguistic Practice in Contemporary Egypt’), Huda Lutfi (‘Mulid Culture in Cairo: The Case of al-Sayyida A’isha’), Maha Abdelrahman (‘Divine Consumption: Islamic Goods in Egypt’), Iman A. Hamdy (‘Watch for the Devil: Israel in Egyptian Movies and Soap Operas’), Malak S. Rouchdy (‘Food Recipes and the Kitchen Space: The Construction of Social Identities and New Frontiers’), and Reem Saad (‘Transforming the Meaning and Value of Traditional Crafts in Egypt’). Cairo Papers Vol. 27, nos. 1 & 2.

Maha Abdelrahman

Maha Abdelrahman is assistant professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo and the author of Civil Society Exposed: The Politics of NGOs in Egypt (AUC Press, 2004). Iman A. Hamdy is editor of Cairo Papers in Social Science. Malak S. Rouchdy is assistant professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. Reem Saad is an associate professor in the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo.
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