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Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian
ConflictThe Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Nancy Gallagher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161056
eISBN:
9781617970177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161056.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers ... More

QuseirAn Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of
Egypt

Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Charles Le Quesne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated ... More

Villa of the BirdsThe Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160769
eISBN:
9781936190034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, ... More

Popular Egyptian CinemaGender, Class, and Nation

Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Viola Shafik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines popular and commercial movies from Egypt's film industry, including a number of the biggest box-office hits widely distributed in Egypt and the Arab world. Turning a critical eye ... More

Labib HabachiThe Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi, Egypt's most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the ... More

Beyond The VictimThe Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Street children—abandoned or runaway children living on their own—can be found in cities all over the world, and their numbers are growing despite numerous international programs aimed at helping ... More

Arab CinemaHistory and Cultural Identity

Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Viola Shafik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book combines economic, ideological, and aesthetic narrative history with thought-provoking analysis. It provides an overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing the industry's development from ... More

The Pedagogy of EmpowermentCommunity Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Community Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

Malak Zaalouk

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160264
eISBN:
9781617970252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This new study weaves anthropological detail with hard facts and analysis as it takes the reader to visit the community schools of Upper Egypt. It offers a historical understanding of the initiative ... More

Transforming Education In EgyptWestern Influence and Domestic Policy Reform

Transforming Education In Egypt: Western Influence and Domestic Policy Reform

Fatma H. Sayed

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160165
eISBN:
9781617970276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160165.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Basic education — considered essential for building democratic societies and competitive economies — has headed the agendas of development agencies in recent years. During the same period, Egypt ... More

Nubian Ceremonial LifeStudies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More

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