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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians? From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization

ISBN-10: 9774248198

ISBN-13: 9789774248191

Edition: 2004

Authors: Galal Amin, David Wilmsen, Samir Abd Al-Ghani, Samir Abd Al-Ghani

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At 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 details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 1/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

DAVID WILMSEN is associate professor of Arabic at the American University of Beirut. This is the third volume of the essays of Galal Amin that he has translated for AUC Press.

Introduction
The Age of the Mass Society
The July Revolution and the Age of the Mass Society
Journalism Television
The Telephone
Dress
Romance
Birthdays
Culture
The Economy
Rich and Poor
The Circus
A Train Journey
The Doctorate
This World and the Next