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The great social laboratory : subjects of knowledge in colonial and postcolonial Egypt

Author: Omnia S El Shakry
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book charts the development of the social sciences-anthropology, human geography, and demography-in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
El Shakry, Omnia S., 1970-
Great social laboratory.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)693205690
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Omnia S El Shakry
ISBN: 9780804755672 0804755671
OCLC Number: 122261852
Description: xii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Colonialism, nationalism, and knowledge production --
The anthropology of the modern Egyptians : from the fin-de-siècle to the Second World War --
The ethnographic moment --
Anthropology's indigenous interlocutors : race and Egyptian nationalism --
From ethnographic realism to social engineering : the problem of the peasantry, 1925-1945 --
The painting of rural life --
Rural reconstruction : the "road to a new sanitary life" --
The problem of population, 1925-1945 --
Barren land and fecund bodies : the emergence of population discourse in interwar Egypt --
Body politics : gender, reproduction, and modernity --
The revolutionary moment --
Etatism : theorizing Egypt's 1952 revolution.
Responsibility: Omnia El Shakry.
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