Directions of Change in Rural Egypt
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Directions of Change in Rural Egypt by Nicholas S. Hopkins
Book DescriptionThis volume based on recent field-work by distinguished specialists includes information on the changing economic situation in the countryside, particularly after the 'owners and tenants' law of 1992. Along with the effects of structural adjustment on agriculture, marketing, and rural life, several chapters address the declining trend of rural Egyptians to emigrate. Other chapters examine changes in consumption patterns and health, various rural social processes and the 'new lands' being reclaimed in Egypt's desert areas, representations of the rural population in the media and in statistics, and their own changing self-image. What emerges is a picture of a rural Egypt that is full of life, dramatically evolving, and treading a delicate line between progress and impoverishment. Although nothing is typical of rural Egypt, these papers provide a revealing account of the struggles and rewards that characterize the Egyptian countryside today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774246630
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: Egypt
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Author Biography - Nicholas S. Hopkins
Nicholas S. Hopkins is professor of anthropology at the American University in Cairo. Kirsten Westergaard is Research Director at the Centre for Development Research in Denmark.
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