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xvi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments A Note on Translation, Transliteration, and Abbreviations Introduction. Townspeople, Company People, and Textiles: A Woven History Part One. Gendered Experiences Chapter 1. Competing Masculinities: Docile Workers, Aggressive Afandiyya, and the Mechanization of the Modern Subject Chapter 2. Urbanizing Masculinity: Workers, Weavers, and Futuwwat in Violent Alliances and Fluid Identities Chapter 3. Mechanizing Women: Industrial Workers or Women Adrift? Chapter 4. Ladies in Urban Times: Work, Property, and Gender in the Modernity of the Poor Part Two. Industrial Sexuality Chapter 5. Sexually Speaking: Unveiling the Harassment of Women, Child Molestation, Homosexuality, and Hetero-intimacy in Industrial-Urban Space Chapter 6. Striking and Sex-Working: Living with Tuberculosis, Syphilis, and Other Monsters Conclusion. The Anxiety of Transition Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477310724 20161219
Millions of Egyptian men, women, and children first experienced industrial work, urban life, and the transition from peasant-based and handcraft cultures to factory organization and hierarchy in the years between the two world wars. Their struggles to live in new places, inhabit new customs, and establish and abide by new urban norms and moral and gender orders underlie the story of the making of modern urban life-a story that has not been previously told from the perspective of Egypt's working class. Reconstructing the ordinary urban experiences of workers in al-Mahalla al-Kubra, home of the largest and most successful Egyptian textile factory, Industrial Sexuality investigates how the industrial urbanization of Egypt transformed masculine and feminine identities, sexualities, and public morality. Basing her account on archival sources that no researcher has previously used, Hanan Hammad describes how coercive industrial organization and hierarchy concentrated thousands of men, women, and children at work and at home under the authority of unfamiliar men, thus intensifying sexual harassment, child molestation, prostitution, and public exposure of private heterosexual and homosexual relationships. By juxtaposing these social experiences of daily life with national modernist discourses, Hammad demonstrates that ordinary industrial workers, handloom weavers, street vendors, lower-class landladies, and prostitutes-no less than the middle and upper classes-played a key role in shaping the Egyptian experience of modernity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477310724 20161219
Green Library
xvi, 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
In the years following Nasser s rise to power, the demographic landscape and the economy of Egypt underwent a profound change. Related to the migration of diverse communities, that had a distinguished role in Egyptian economy, from Egypt, these shifts have mostly been discussed in the light of postcolonial studies and the nationalisation policies in the wider region. Najat Abdulhaq focuses instead on the role that these minorities had in the economy of pre-Nasser Egypt and, by giving special attention to the Jewish and Greek communities residing in Egypt, investigates the dynamics of minorities involved in entrepreneurship and business. With rigorous analysis of the types of companies that were set up, Abdulhaq draws out the changes which were occurring in the political and social sphere at the time. This book, whilst primarily focused on the economic activities of these two minority communities, has implications for an understanding analysis of the political, the juridical, the intellectual and the cultural trends at the time. It thus offers vital analysis for those examining the economic history of Egypt, as well as the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century in the region.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784532512 20160619
Green Library
HISTORY-399W-03, HISTORY-84-01
xi, 300 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Marx-- Luxemburg-- Hobson-- Hilferding-- Bukharin and Lenin-- Baran-- dependency theories-- Emmanuel-- classes and politics in the Third World-- after imperialism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415044684 20160527
  • 1. Introduction 2. Marx 3. Luxemburg 4. Hobson 5. Hilferding 6. Bukharin and Lenin 7. Baran 8. Dependency Theories 9. Emmanuel 10. Classes and Politics in the Third World 11. After Imperialism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415044691 20160527
The last 200 years have seen a massive increase in the size of the world economy and equally massive inequalities of wealth and power between different parts of the world. They have also witnessed the rise to dominance of the capitalist mode of production. Marxists, from Marx himself though to present day thinkers, have argued that these changes are profoundly interconnected. This book offers an account of the arguments for these interconnections, which are usually couched in terms of theories of imperialism. Covering figures as diverse as Hobson, Luxemburg and Bukharin as well as Marx himself, it analyzes how Marxists have accounted for the role of imperialism in the spread of world capitalism. Marx has expected the spread of capitalism to lead to full capitalist development everywhere (unless anticipated by socialist revolution), while Lenin and his contemporaries concentrated on the role of monopoly and inter-imperialist rivalry. More recently, the focus of theory has shifted to the explanation of underdevelopment, which has prompted a renaissance of Marxist thought. This account of Marxist theories of imperialism is now appearing in a revised and expanded edition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415044684 20160527
Green Library