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Author El Shakry, Omnia
Title The Great Social Laboratory : Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt
Imprint Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2007
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration and Translation -- Introduction: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Knowledge Production -- PART I. The Anthropology of the Modern Egyptians: From the Fin-de-Siècle to the Second World War -- 1. The Ethnographic Moment -- 2. Anthropology's Indigenous Interlocutors: Race and Egyptian Nationalism -- PART II. From Ethnographic Realism to Social Engineering: The Problem of the Peasantry, 1925-1945 -- 3. The Painting of Rural Life -- 4. Rural Reconstruction: The "Road to a New Sanitary Life" -- PART III. The Problem of Population, 1925-1945 -- 5. Barren Land and Fecund Bodies: The Emergence of Population Discourse in Interwar Egypt -- 6. Body Politics: Gender, Reproduction, and Modernity -- PART IV. The Revolutionary Moment -- 7. Etatism: Theorizing Egypt's 1952 Revolution -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book charts the development of the social sciences--anthropology, human geography, and demography--in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: El Shakry, Omnia The Great Social Laboratory : Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt Redwood City : Stanford University Press,c2007 9780804755672
Subject Social sciences -- Study and teaching -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century.;Social sciences -- Study and teaching -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century.;Social sciences -- Research -- Egypt.;Egypt -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.;Egypt -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
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