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People and Pollution – Cultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt - Cairo Scholarship Online
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People and Pollution: Cultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt

Nicholas S. Hopkins, Sohair R. Mehanna, and Salah el-Haggar


With a population approaching 65 million (15 million in Cairo alone), environmental pollution is a concern of many people in Egypt and the world in general. This book is a study of how Egyptians in particular understand environmental problems and what their roles are in the solutions. This study is based on extensive field research with both academic and policy relevance. The uniqueness of the book comes from its focus: instead of the usual approach of analyzing policy and measurements, this text seeks to understand how the people themselves, often the objects of policy, understand their envir ... More

Keywords: Egypt, pollution, environmental problems, field research, garbage, sewage, dirty streets, noise pollution, cooperation, policymaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9789774245725
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas S. Hopkins, author

Sohair R. Mehanna, author

Salah el-Haggar, author