The New York Egyptians: Voyages and Dreams

Cairo Papers Vol. 30, No. 3

Yasmine M. Ahmed

This research explores the journeys of migration and desire of Egyptian migrant workers, men and women, who were professionals in Egypt during the 199

English edition
1 February 2011
112 pp.
14X19cm
ISBN 9789774164088
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$19.95

This research explores the journeys of migration and desire of Egyptian migrant workers, men and women, who were professionals in Egypt during the 1990s and migrated to occupy low-wage/low-status employment positions in New York City’s service sector. It focuses on their migration stories and histories, their experiences of contradictory class mobility, their production of households and families, as well as their racialization in the post-9/11 era. Cairo Papers in Social Science 30/3.

Yasmine M. Ahmed

Yasmine M. Ahmed is a PhD candidate in human geography at l’Université de Paris X Ouest Nanterre la Défense. She works as a research assistant at the Social Research Center of AUC.
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