Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?

Changes in Egyptian Society across Half a Century

Galal Amin
Illustrations by Golo 

Based on both academic research and the author’s own personal experiences and impressions, this delightful and informative book examines the underly

English edition
1 March 2001
184 pp.
12.5X20cm
ISBN 9789774245596
For sale worldwide

$19.95

Based on both academic research and the author’s own personal experiences and impressions, this delightful and informative book examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phenomena that characterize Egyptian society in modern times. Through a fascinating and often highly entertaining examination of issues ranging from the middle class, religious fanaticism, and attitudes to the West and Western culture, to the Egyptian institution of the summer holiday by the sea and the performing arts and entertainment, Amin posits that social mobility after the 1952 Revolution changed the customs and habits, moral and material values, and patterns of consumption and investment of the aspiring classes. This insightful book will prove a thought-provoking read for those concerned with emerging economies, international development, and privatization, and will intrigue anyone with an interest in the social history of Egypt.

Galal Amin

GALAL AMIN is emeritus professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of 'Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak' (AUC Press, 2012), 'Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?' (AUC Press, 2000), 'Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?' (AUC Press, 2004), and 'The Illusion of Progress in the Arab World' (AUC Press, 2006). In 2010, he received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award in recognition of his contributions to economics, politics, community and culture.

Golo

GOLO is a leading cartoonist whose drawings appear regularly in the Cairo Times. He illustrated Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? by Galal Amin (AUC Press, 2000).
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