Sacred Language, Ordinary People Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt

ISBN-10: 0312238975

ISBN-13: 9780312238971

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Niloofar Haeri
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Niloofar Haeri is Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She was a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (1999-2000) and is an internationally recognized scholar of Arabic. She has conducted research on language change and its relation to class and gender in Egypt. Among her publications are T"he Sociolinguistic Market of Cairo: Gender, Class, and Education" (Kegan Paul International, 1996) and "Structuralist Studies in Arabic Linguistics: Papers Published by Charles Ferguson 1948-1992," with K. Belnap (E. J. Brill, 1997).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on Transliteration
Introduction
Humble Custodians of the Divine Word: Classical Arabic in Daily Life
Text Regulation and Sites of Ideology
Creating Contemporaneity: Struggles with Form
Persistent Dilemmas: Pleasure, Power and Ambiguity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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