Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?: From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization / Edition 1

Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?: From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization / Edition 1

by Galal Amin, Samir Abd Al-Ghani
     
 

ISBN-10: 9774248198

ISBN-13: 9789774248191

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774248191
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1The age of the mass society3
2The July revolution and the age of the mass society21
3Journalism33
4Television45
5The telephone57
6Dress71
7Romance83
8Birthdays91
9Culture99
10The economy125
11Rich and poor137
12The circus145
13A train journey155
14The doctorate169
15This world and the next177

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