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  • Facebook Revolutions? Social Media und der politische Wandel in Ägyptenby Katrin Hillenbrand

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 16.75

    Auf dem Tahrir-Platz in Kairo geschieht im Januar 2011 etwas, mit dem die Welt nicht gerechnet hatte: Nach 30 Jahren der Diktatur unter Husni Mubarak steht das ägyptische Volk auf und fordert seine Rechte ein. Was kurz zuvor in Tunesien geschah, steht nun auch dem Regime am Nil bevor, viele weitere arabische Staaten werden ihrem Beispiel folgen.Ausgerüstet... more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 23.46

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...

  • The Lure of the Honey Birdby Elizabeth Laird

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 9.29

    In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she had not committed. Back in Britain,... more...

  • Hold on to Your Veil, Fatima!by Sanna Negus

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 21.86

    What happened to a former Miss Egypt when she took to wearing the veil under her pilot's cap? Who are the young people posting videos of policemen torturing crime suspects? Where do Coptic Christians celebrate the Holy Family's journey to Egypt? Why is President Hosni Mubarak still ruling Egypt, virtually uncontested, after more than 25 years in power?... more...

  • Official Storiesby Laurie Brand

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals... more...

  • Incurable Pastby Mériam N. Belli

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Examines collective memory, oral histories, and everyday communications to reveal not just the history of mid-twentieth-century Egypt but also the ways in which ordinary people experience and remember the past. more...

  • Nasser's Blessed Movementby Joel Gordon

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99

    A critical analysis of a key period in the formation of modern Egypt, the early years of military rule following the coup of 1952. It explores Nasser's emergence as the leader of the military junta and his programme of economic reform, which made Egypt a leader among developing nations. more...

  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Egypt is invaluable to anyone who wants to blend into life in the country whose existence revolves around the River Nile. Containing much insight about the Egyptian people—the class system, the importance of family, their sense of honour—this guide also provides useful information and advice for settling into your new home and... more...

  • Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle Eastby Yaseen Noorani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book is a study of the nature and origin of nationality and modern social ideals in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. more...

  • Mobilizing Islamby Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to an abrupt end. more...