Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?
From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization
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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? by Galal A. Amin
Book DescriptionAt the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.33 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly limited? After the success of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Galal Amin now takes a further bemused look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society over the past half century, this time considering the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. Basing his arguments on both academic research and his own personal experiences and impressions, and employing the same light humor and keen sense of empathy as in his earlier work, the author discusses how runaway population growth has not only profound effects on many aspects of society from love and fashion to telephones, the supermarket, and religion but also predictable effects on the economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774248191
(200mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Galal A. Amin
Illusion of Progress in the Arab World, Paperback (July 2006)
Takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the West. The author's critique of the much-discussed UNDP Arab Human Development Report represents a reasoned Arab reply to this document that has been too frequently used as a cudgel to bash the Arab world.
Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Paperback (February 2001)
Based on academic research and the author's own personal experiences and impressions, this study examines the underlying causes of some of the more disturbing social, political, economic, and cultural phemonena that characterize Egyptian society today.
Food Supply and Economic Development, Hardback (April 1966)» View all books by Galal A. Amin
First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author Biography - Galal A. Amin
Galal Amin is a professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. His book Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? was published by the AUC Press in 2000. In 2010, he received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award in recognition of his contributions to economics, politics, community and culture. Dr. David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic & Translation Studies Division at the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.
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