Egypt on the Brink has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Famous until the s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of. Thus, the accumulated pictures of Egypt approaching crisis are disturbing, because it is not clear that a transition from the death of Mubarak to a.
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Youssef rated it really liked it Sep 18, Pauline marked it as to-read Jan 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Middle East Journal. This book is not updated to Egypt’s coup that brought in its current president, el-Sisi, but does lucidly explain Egypt’s multifaceted socio-cultural changes up until then. Egypt on the Brink: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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The mubaram chapter on the Islamist movement does not Want to Read saving…. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The result is an elegantly written and insightful analysis of the fissures and discontents of contemporary Egypt.
Lists with This Book. While acknowledging the economic inequality of the pre period and the political despotism of the Nasser years, these chapters are a nostalgic lament both for the relative political freedom and cultural vibrancy of the liberal era of the parliamentary monarchy, and for Egypt’s heroic age under Nasser when a sweeping reconstruction of internal life was attempted and when Egypt became the leader of Arab nationalism.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The work’s conclusion offers some speculation regarding the probable course of Egypt after Mubarak. Jenazepol marked it as to-read Jul 13, In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in Roula marked it as to-read Apr 17, Although noting some of the positive social features in the brihk growth in Muslim religious sentiment and expression, the overall impression left by Chapter Three is of the Islamist phenomenon as an undifferentiated and menacing threat to Egyptian social unity and progress.
Definitely needs to be updates, since it ends in the closing months of the Revolution and doesn’t look much at Morsi or Sisi. Sarah rated it really liked it Dec 08, Return to Book Page. Published September 24th by Yale University Press.
Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated
The five topical chapters that follow deal, respectively, with the revival of Islamism sinceEgypt’s free-market economic orientation under Sadat and Egyt, the status of Egyptian Christians, the Mubarak years, and the contemporary conditions of Egyptian youth.
As is the case with any work of this scope, there are problematic aspects. Containing considerable information drawn from academic studies and the press, the Notes also merit close reading. By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Osman traces Egypt’s path from Arab nationalism to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Christian since the dawn of time to predominantly Muslim ths the 16th froj onward, and from Nasserite sociali Egypt clearly has an adventurous post-colonial history, directed exclusively by military-backed, dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi.
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Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated by Tarek Osman
Angela added it Aug 05, Books by Tarek Osman. New Haven, CT and London: Jun 26, Sri Ramesh rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is hard to imagine a timelier book than Egypt on the Brink. Simultaneously liberal and Nasserist in perspective, the work measures Egypt’s subsequent regression against the dual idealized benchmarks of the liberal era, when cosmopolitan Egypt was fully part of the world, and the Nasser period, when anti-imperialist Egypt meant something in the world.
Yale University Press, Pelayogem11 is currently reading it Jan 30, Lucile marked it as to-read Mar 22, Vikki added it Dec 19, Book titles OR Journal titles. SuperSimpleDriver marked it as to-read Jul 29, Open Preview See a Problem? Chapters One and Two are primarily historical, the former an account of Egypt’s modern history from the 19 th to the mid th century, the latter an overview of the transformations brought by the Revolution of No trivia or quizzes yet. Caeli Kean added it Jun 04, Chapter Four, on economic trends, documents the growth of economic inequality since Sadat’s “Opening” of the s, the growth of the gap between beneficiaries of the Opening and the bulk of the population, and the resultant lack of legitimacy of the free-market capitalism in the eyes of many Egyptians.
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