This week we highlight various NEWTON texts relevant to the study of Egypt. The authors of these texts write from a wide range of perspectives and approach questions with which Egypt has grappled, not only in the wake of Tahrir, but throughout its modern existence. We encourage you to integrate these texts into your curricula in the coming semesters.
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Gilbert Achcar, “Eichmann in Cairo: The Eichmann Affair in Nasser`s Egypt.”
Nezar AlSayyad, Cairo: Histories of a City
Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance
Ziad Fahmy, Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture
James L. Gelvin, The Modern Middle East: A History, Third Edition
Paolo Gerbaudo, Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism
Pascale Ghazaleh, editor, Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World
Bassam Haddad, Rosie Bsheer, and Ziad Abu-Rish, editors, The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order?
Mervat F. Hatem, Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of `A’sha Taymur
Nelly Hanna, Artisan Entrepreneurs in Cairo and Early Modern Capitalism (1600 1800)
Linda Herrera, “Youth and Citizenship in the Digital Age: A View from Egypt.”
Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat, editors, Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North
Wilson Chacko Jacob, Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870–1940
Karima Khalil, editor, Messages from Tahrir
Marwan M. Kraidy, “The Revolutionary Body Politic: Preliminary Thoughts on a Neglected Medium in the Arab Uprisings”
Alan Mikhail, Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History
Roger Owen, The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life
Paul Sedra, From Mission to Modernity: Evangelicals, Reformers and Education in Nineteenth Century Egypt
Mohammad Salama and Rachel Friedman, “Locating the Secular in Sayyid Qutb"
Jeannie Sowers, Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts, and the State
Joshua Stacher, Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria