Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?
Changes in Egyptian Society from 1950 to the Present
By (author) Galal A. Amin
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Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? by Galal A. Amin
Book DescriptionBased 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. Through an 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, the author posits that social mobility has changed the customs and habits, moral and material values and patterns of consumption and investment of Egypt's aspiring classes, and has furthermore, induced the Egyptian people to ignore national and ideological issues of grave importance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774245596
(200mm x 125mm x 12mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2001
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 Else Happened to the Egyptians?, Paperback (January 2004)
This work takes a look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society since the 1950s, and considers the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. It discusses how runaway population growth has effects on aspects of society and also predictable effects on the economy.
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 professor of economics at the American University in Cairo.
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