Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
While many OPAL libraries have resumed lending and borrowing, some continue to operate at reduced service levels or limit in-person use to their campus community. Note that pickup services and procedures may differ between libraries. Please contact your library regarding open hours, pickup procedures, specific requests, or other assistance.
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Author Abaza, Mona.
Title Changing consumer cultures of modern Egypt : Cairo's urban reshaping / by Mona Abaza.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.

Author Abaza, Mona.
Series Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, 1385-3376 ; v. 101
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia ; v. 101. 1385-3376
Subject Consumer behavior -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Consumers -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Attitudes.
Lifestyles -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Social conditions.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Economic conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 309 pages) : illustrations
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Consumer culture in divided Cairo -- Consumer studies in the Middle East : the blind spot -- Memories -- The sixties' leisure classes -- A new consumer culture -- Cairo's shopping malls : the urban reshaping.
Summary This book consists of a collage of images that attempts to convey the transformation of consumer culture and how it is related to the urban reshaping of the city of Cairo to meet with the demands of globalisation. Analyzing the shift from socialist economy to the opening up of Egypt's economy, and how this has affected everyday life of the middle classes, the author touches on various themes such as the general changing lifestyles and conspicuous consumption, the spread of mobile phones, and coffee shops, the gated communities and secondary resorts. The "folklorisation of culture" through the flowering tourist industry, the expansion of local crafts, plastic surgery and the body as a site of consumption are all analysed. Although being influenced by the discourse of the Frankfurt school on the culture industry, this work attempts to highlight the paradoxes pertaining to the democratising effects of consumer culture without denying the growing flagrant class polarisation. The readership includes: sociologists, historians, Middle East specialists, cultural studies specialists and all those who are interested in integrating visual art with sociological investigation.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047410478 (electronic bk.)
9047410475 (electronic bk.)
9789004152779 (hbk.)
9004152776 (hbk.)
OCLC # 290588957
Additional Format Print version: Abaza, Mona. Changing consumer cultures of modern Egypt. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006 (DLC) 2007295637

If you experience difficulty accessing or navigating this content, please contact the OPAL Support Team