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Wilson Chacko Jacob


New Texts Out Now: Wilson Chacko Jacob, Working Out Egypt

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Wilson Chacko Jacob, Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870–1940. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Wilson Chacko Jacob: Working Out Egypt has a number of possible origins, some related to decisions I have made and others that seem entirely divorced from me. In the first place, it was a revision of my doctoral dissertation written under Zachary Lockman’s supervision at New York ...

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Wilson Chacko Jacob


Wilson Chacko Jacob is an Associate Professor of History at Concordia University in Montreal, where he has been since 2006. He completed his PhD in 2005 in the Departments of History and Middle East and Islamic Studies at New York University. His intellectual and scholarly preoccupations these days are with concepts of sovereignty that extend from the subject to the state, from political theology and mysticism to governmentality.