Coverart for item
The Resource Connected in Cairo : growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East, Mark Allen Peterson

Connected in Cairo : growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East, Mark Allen Peterson

Label
Connected in Cairo : growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East
Title
Connected in Cairo
Title remainder
growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Mark Allen Peterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Pokémon, 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 processes from childhood into adulthood, examining how taste and style intersect with a changing educational system and economic liberalization. Peterson reveals how uneasy many cosmopolitan Cairenes are with their new global identities, and describes their efforts to root themselves in the local through religious, nationalist, or linguistic practices.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
SzZUIDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Mark Allen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Social mobility
Label
Connected in Cairo : growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East, Mark Allen Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Toward an anthropology of connections -- Making kids modern: agency and identity in Arabic children's magazines -- Pokemon panics: class play in the private schools -- Talk like an Egyptian: negotiating identity at the American University in Cairo -- Coffee shops and gender in translocal spaces -- The global and the multilocal: development, enterprise, and culture brokers
Control code
FIEb17652194
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780253223111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755974233
Label
Connected in Cairo : growing up cosmopolitan in the modern Middle East, Mark Allen Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Toward an anthropology of connections -- Making kids modern: agency and identity in Arabic children's magazines -- Pokemon panics: class play in the private schools -- Talk like an Egyptian: negotiating identity at the American University in Cairo -- Coffee shops and gender in translocal spaces -- The global and the multilocal: development, enterprise, and culture brokers
Control code
FIEb17652194
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780253223111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755974233

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...