Friday, November 20, 2015

"The Egyptian Dream"

New from Edinburgh University Press: The Egyptian Dream: Egyptian National Identity and Uprisings by Noha Mellor.

About the book, from the publisher:
The story of Egyptian identity from the beginning of the twentieth century is one constructed by statesmen, intellectuals and Islamic thinkers. This book argues that the current fragmentation of Egypt's political scene reflects the increasing social division in a country where 'the people' are demanding a redefinition of their national identity. Scrutinising the society behind the uprisings that began in 2011 and their diverse economic, ideological and sectorial demands, it also looks at the desperate state's attempt to construct a unified Egyptian identity - an attempt which has resulted in further splitting Egyptian society.
Noha Mellor is Professor of Media at Bedfordshire University (UK) and author of The Making of Arab News.

--Marshal Zeringue