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Pyramids & nightclubs : a travel ethnography of Arab and Western imaginations of Egypt, from King Tut and a colony of Atlantis to rumors of sex orgies, urban legends about a marauding prince, and blonde belly dancers

Author: L L Wynn
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Guiding readers on a journey that introduces them to Russian and Australian belly dancers on Nile cruise ships, Saudi girls looking for a slighly less restrictive dating scene, and other stories, this book uses the lens of travel and tourism to depict a surprising version of Egypt, while exploring the concept of stereotypes.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wynn, L.L., 1971-
Pyramids & nightclubs.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608155654
Online version:
Wynn, L.L., 1971-
Pyramids & nightclubs.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)610127781
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L L Wynn
ISBN: 9780292717015 0292717016 9780292717022 0292717024
OCLC Number: 144328617
Awards: Winner of Leeds Honor Book in Urban Anthropology, Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology 2008 (United States)
Description: xv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From the pyramids to the nightclubs of Pyramids Road --
Ethics and methodology of a transnational anthropology --
Buried treasure --
Atlantis and red mercury --
Sex orgies, a marauding prince, and other rumors about gulf tourism --
Transnational dating --
Palimpsest, excavation, graffiti, simulacra : an ethnography of the idea of Egypt.
Other Titles: Pyramids and nightclubs
Responsibility: L.L. Wynn.
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