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  • A Place That Matters Yetby Sara Byala

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    A Place That Matters Yet unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg’s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before, during, and after apartheid. Sara Byala, in examining this story, sheds new light not only on... more...

  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid the groundwork for sociological theory of nutrition.... more...

  • The Suez Crisisby Anthony Gorst; Lewis Johnman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This introduction to Suez covers the background to the crisis, the invasion, and its aftermath. The Suez-Crisis provides: * key documents, as primary sources, incorporated in the text * an extensive range of other source material, including images * analysis of the significance of the sources discussed, and their usefulness as historical evidence... more...

  • On Timeby On Barak

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused on standardization only. Surprisingly, the introduction of the steamer, railway, telegraph, tramway, and telephone in colonial Egypt actually... more...

  • CultureShock! Egyptby Susan L. Wilson

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 12.99

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Egypt more...

  • Egypt, Islam, and Democracyby Saad Eddin Ibrahim

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 23.99

    These essays by one of Egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of contemporary Egypt. Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays cover a range of topics including civil society and the prospects for democratization in Egypt and the region, the urban sociology... more...

  • Theory, Change and Southern Africaby Professor Peter Vale; Dr Larry Swatuk; Bertil Oden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 195.00

    As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...

  • Global Security Watch--Egypt: A Reference Handbookby Denis J. Sullivan; Kimberly Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. This characterization has far-reaching implications for relations between... more...

  • The Black Nileby Dan Morrison

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    "A supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned a friend who'd never left America, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to reach Cairo-a trip that tyranny... more...

  • Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930?1945by Israel Gershoni; James P. Jankowski

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    The emergence of nationalism redefined Egyptian identity. This book shows how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with political failures in the 1930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order. more...