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Title:Marginality and exclusion in Egypt
Editors:Bush, RayISNI
Ayeb, HabibISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Zed Books
ISBN:178032085X; 9781780320854; 1780320841; 9781780320847
Geographic term:Egypt
Subjects:social isolation
political change
Abstract:In the context of the 'Arab Spring', this collection explores issues of power, politics and inequality in Egypt, and other parts of North Africa and the Middle East. It argues that the notion of marginality tends to mask the true power relations that perpetuate poverty and exclusion, and that it is these dynamic processes of political and economic transformation that need explanation. The book analyzes different areas of Egyptian political economy, such as labour, urbanization and the creation of slums, disability, refugees, street children, and agrarian livelihoods, reaching the conclusion that marginalization does not mean total exclusion. What is marginalized can be called upon to play a dynamic part in the future, as is the case with the Egyptian revolution that toppled President Mubarak. Contents: Part 1 Marginality, poverty and political economy. Introduction: Marginality and exclusion in Egypt and the Middle East (Ray Bush and Habib Ayeb); Marginality: curse or cure? (Asef Bayat); Accumulation by encroachment in the Arab Mashreq (Ali Kadri). - Part 2 Creating and reproducing marginality. Marginality or abjection? The political economy of poverty production in Egypt (Ray Bush); The marginalization of the small peasantry: Egypt and Tunisia (Habib Ayeb); Margins and frontiers (Reem Saad); Transport thugs: spatial marginalization in a Cairo suburb (Dalia Wahdan); Against marginalization: workers, youth and class in the 25 January revolution (Rabab el Mahdi); National geographical targeting of poverty in Upper Egypt (Saker el Nour); Working with street kids: unsettling accounts from the field (Kamal Fahmi); Marginalization and self-marginalization: commercial education and its graduates (Moushira Elgeziri); Disability in transition in Egypt: between marginalization and rights (Heba Hagrass). [ASC Leiden abstract]