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Author Koning, Anouk de, author

Title Global dreams : class, gender, and public space in cosmopolitan Cairo / Anouk de Koning
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 195 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction: young professionals and the city -- 1. Dreams of a global Cairo: history, present and future -- 2. The education of class -- 3. The logics of reform: belonging in Cairo's coffee shops -- 4. Class and cosmopolitan belonging in Cairo's coffee shops -- 5. Of taxi drivers, prostitutes, and professional women: gender, public space, and social segregation -- Conclusion: global dreams and post colonial predicaments
Summary "At the start of the twenty-first century, Cairo's cityscape has acquired a spectacular global touch. Its luxurious five-star hotels, high-rise office buildings, immaculately clean malls, and swanky coffee shops serving cafe latte and caesar salad, along with the budding gated communities in the city's desert expanses, exemplify three decades of economic liberalization. In the surrounding social landscape, the gradual abrogation of the Nasser-era structures that provided many with low-cost goods and services is dearly felt. This new study examines Cairo's experience of economic liberalization in an era of globalization. It asks what happened to a postcolonial middle class that was once the carrier of national aspirations and dreams. It explores how young middle-class professionals navigate Cairo's increasingly divided landscape and discusses the rise of a young upper-middle class presence in the work, leisure, and public spaces of the city."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index
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Subject Middle class -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Social classes -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1617972517 (electronic bk.)
1617975028 (electronic bk.)
9781617972515 (electronic bk.)
9781617975028 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Class, gender, and public space in cosmopolitan Cairo