From the Editors
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Bassem Hafez is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Calgary, Canada. Previously he was a public affairs officer at the Embassy of Canada in Egypt. He spent five years analyzing protest movements in Egypt at both the Canadian and Korean Embassies. Hafez worked as the Arts and Culture coordinator for the youth-led NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa and has been active in human rights NGOs throughout his graduate studies at the American University in Cairo where he earned a Masters in political science. Hafez is also a drummer who played with and managed many bands in Egypt since the mid-1990s.
"A main objective behind these unwritten regulations [of entry to public spaces] is promoting a suitable environment for capital investments and high-end consumption… for them, public spaces should be exclusive of lower income groups whose practices do not qualify as tasteful according to their social position."click | email | tweet