Political Life in Cairo's New Quarters: Encountering the Everyday State
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Political Life in Cairo's New Quarters: Encountering the Everyday State

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Since the 1970s, Cairo has experienced tremendous growth and change. Nearly three million people now live in new urban communities characterized by unregulated housing, informal economic activity, and the presence of Islamist groups. Salwa Ismail examines the effects of these changes in Political Life in Cairo’s New Quarters. Working in Cairo, Ismail interviewed new quarte...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 22nd 2006 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 2006)
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Fantastic book with an analysis that only became more apt after 28 January, 2011. Recommend it to anyone looking to understand informal urbanism and police in Egypt.
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