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The rise of the Egyptian middle class : socio-economic mobility and public discontent from Nasser to Sadat

Author: Relli Shechter
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1970s and early 1980s, Egypt experienced rapid economic growth- the result of a regional oil boom. Oddly, this economic growth hardly registered in Egyptian public discourse, which constantly claimed that the country was experiencing economic and socio-cultural crises. The present book sets out to investigate this discrepancy. It studies the unprecedented socio-economic mobility, the significant changes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Relli Shechter
ISBN: 9781108474481 1108474489
OCLC Number: 1054265732
Description: xv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Working into the middle class --
"Crisis of supply in every household" --
'Provocative consumption' --
'Parasites' --
The resurgence of middle-class Islam.
Responsibility: Relli Shechter.

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The Middle Eastern oil boom during the 1970s-80s led to swift economic growth and increased socio-economic mobility in Egypt. Here, Relli Shechter offers a local version of a wider Middle Eastern and  Read more...

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