Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East (BOK)

Mark Allen Peterson

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For members of Cairo's upper classes, cosmopolitanism is a form of social capital, deployed whenever they acquire or consume transnational commodities, or goods that are linked in the popular imagination to other, more "modern" places. In a series of thickly described and carefully contextualized case studies - of Arabic children's magazines, Pokemon, private schools and popular films, coffee shops and fast-food restaurants - Mark Allen Peterson describes the social practices that create class identities. He traces these processes from childhood into adulthood, examining how taste and style intersect with a changing educational system and economic liberalization. Peterson reveals how uneasy many cosmopolitan Cairenes are with their new global identities, and describes their efforts to root themselves in the local through religious, nationalist, or linguistic practices.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Mark Allen Peterson
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253223111
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,6cm x 2cm
Vekt 431 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Folklore, myths & legends, Physical anthropology, Urban communities