Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East

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For members of Cairo's upper classes, cosmopolitanism is a form of social capital, deployed whenever they acquire or consume transnational commodities, or goods that are linked in the popular imagination to other, more "modern" places. In a series of thickly described and carefully contextualized case studies--of Arabic children's magazines, Pokemon, private schools and popular films, coffee shops and fast-food restaurants--Mark Allen Peterson describes the social practices that create class identities. He traces these ...

Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the Modern Middle East 2011, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253356284

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