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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians: From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization

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At the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.33 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly limited? After the success of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Galal Amin now takes a further bemused look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society over the past half century, this time considering the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. Basing his arguments on both academic research and his own personal experiences and impressions, and employing the same light humor and keen sense of empathy as in his earlier work, the author discusses how runaway population growth has not only profound effects on many aspects of society from love and fashion to telephones, the supermarket, and religion but also predictable effects on the economy.

Synopsis:

What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly limited?

About the Author

Galal Amin is a professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. His book Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? was published by the AUC Press in 2000. In 2010, he received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award in recognition of his contributions to economics, politics, community and culture.

Dr. David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic and Translation Studies Division at the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774248191
Translator:
Al-Ghani, Samir Abd
Author:
Wilmsen, David
Illustrator:
Al-Ghani, Samir Abd
Author:
Abd al-Ghani, Samir
Author:
Amin, Galal
Author:
Samir Abd al-Ghani
Author:
Amin, Galal A.
Publisher:
The American University in Cairo Press
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Series Volume:
From the Revolution
Publication Date:
20040115
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.88x5.08x.53 in. .57 lbs.

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Africa » Egypt
» History and Social Science » Economics » General
» History and Social Science » Politics » General
» History and Social Science » Politics » Reference
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
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