Item description for Directions of Change in Rural Egypt by Nicholas S. Hopkins...
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. Contributors: Mohamed Hassan Abdel Aal, Lila Abu-Lughod, Soraya Altorki, Kamran Asdar Ali, Kirsten Haugaard Bach, Ray Bush, Donald Cole, Nicholas Hopkins, Franois Ireton, Sohair Mehanna, Gnter Meyer, Timothy Mitchell, Mohamed M. Mohieddin, Detlef Mller-Mahn, Hans-Christian Korsholm Nielsen, Malak Rouchdy, Reem Saad, Hania Sholkamy, James Toth, Kirsten Westergaard, Peter Winch, Ahmed Zayed.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.67" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Nov 8, 2004
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774246632 ISBN13 9789774246630
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More About Nicholas S. Hopkins
NICHOLAS S. HOPKINS is emeritus professor of anthropology and former Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo. He has published extensively on social change in Egypt.