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RA-50062-08
NEH Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt
Gerry Scott, American Research Center in Egypt

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Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East (Book)
Title: Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East
Editor: Mohammed A. Bamyeh
Abstract: Covering a diverse range of key thinkers on the Middle East from Edward Said, Mohamed Arkoun and Halim Barakat to Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi and Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, the book examines intellectuals' connections to social movements, 'street politics' and civil society, and democracy and its prospects in the region.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.ibtauris.com/Search%20Results.aspx?query=bamyeh
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781848856288
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt (Book)
Title: Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt
Author: Daniel J. Gilman
Abstract: Cairo Pop examines the dominant popular music of Egypt, shababiyya. Scorned or ignored by scholars and older Egyptians alike, shababiyya plays incessantly in Cairo, even while Egyptian youth joined in mass protests against their government, which eventually helped oust longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. Gilman contributes a richly ethnographic analysis of the relationship between mass-mediated popular music, modernity, and nationalism in the Arab world.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/cairo-pop-youth-music-in-contemporary-egypt/oclc/869141219&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780816689286
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

From Gardens of Knowledge to Ezbekiyya after Midnight: The Novel and the Arabic Press from Beirut to Cairo, 1870-1892 (Article)
Title: From Gardens of Knowledge to Ezbekiyya after Midnight: The Novel and the Arabic Press from Beirut to Cairo, 1870-1892
Author: Elizabeth Holt
Abstract: Late 19th-century Beirut and Cairo were capitals of Arabic literary production and press activity. A period, oft deemed a nah?a, that witnessed the advent of the novel form or riwaya in Arabic, this was also the moment of intensified French and British imperial involvement in the region, and the concomitant industrialization of Beirut's silk and Egypt's cotton markets. This article argues that, through the novels published in and promoted through the region's burgeoning private journals and newspapers, editors and novelists revived the literary trope of the garden of knowledge as a spatial metaphor for the Arabic reading public. While the 1870s in Beirut began as a hopeful decade—the civil war of 1860 buried in the fortunes being made off Mt. Lebanon's mulberry orchards—by 1890s Cairo these Edenic hopes were replaced by a sense of melancholy in the face of rampant speculation, accumulating in the gardens of Ezbekiyya. Reading two novels, Salim al-Bustani's 1870 al-Huyam fi-jinan al-Sham and Jurji Zaydan's 1892 Asir al-mutamahdi, against the literary and press activities of the Bustani family's al-Jinan, Zaydan's al-Hilal, Khalil al-Khuri's Hadiqat al-akhbar, Yusuf al-Shalfun's Al-Zahrah, Mu?ammad al-Muwayli?i's Mi?ba? al-Sharq, and Faris Nimr and Ya?qub ?arruf's al-Muqta?af, this article offers a literary history of speculation and capital for late 19th-century Arabic.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/G3zTS7TtVVTMWhn9KdVB/full#.VSvJmJPcCao
Primary URL Description: Journal website
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Middle Eastern Literatures
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Arab Spring, Five Years Later (Article)
Title: The Arab Spring, Five Years Later
Author: Mohammed Bamyeh
Abstract: not available
Year: 2016
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Orient (Germany) 57(3)

Narrating the Nahda: The Syrian Protestant College, Al-Muqtataf, and the Rise of Jurji Zaydan (Book Section)
Title: Narrating the Nahda: The Syrian Protestant College, Al-Muqtataf, and the Rise of Jurji Zaydan
Author: Elizabeth Holt
Editor: Bilal Orfali
Editor: Naida El Chaikh
Editor: Lina Choueri
Abstract: not available
Year: 2016
Publisher: American University of Beirut Press
Book Title: One Hundred and Fifty

Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Book)
Title: Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel
Author: Elizabeth Holt
Abstract: The ups and downs of silk, cotton, and stocks syncopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press: Time itself was changing. Khalil al-Khuri, Salim al-Bustani, Yusuf al-Shalfun, Jurji Zaydan and Ya?qub ?arruf wrote novels of debt, dissimulation, and risk—increasingly legible at a moment when French and British empires were unseating the Ottoman legacy in Beirut, Cairo and beyond. As silk dominated Beirut's markets and the hopes of its reading public, Cairo speculated in cotton shares, real estate and the stock market, which crashed in 1907. At the turn of the twentieth century, serialized Arabic fiction and finance at once tell the other's story. Financial speculation engendered a habit of looking to the future with hope and fear, an anxious disposition formally expressed in the mingling of financial news and serialized novels in such Arabic journals as Al-Jinan, Al-Muqta?af, and Al-Hilal. Gardens appear and reappear in these novels, citations of a botanical dream of the Arabic press that for a moment tried to manage the endless sense of uncertainty on which capital preys. Attuned to the economic and cultural anxiety animating this archive, Fictitious Capital recasts the historiography of the Nahdah and its oft-celebrated sense of rise and renaissance. Reading Nah?ah as Walter Benjamin might have, as “one of the monuments of the bourgeoisie that is already in ruins," Fictitious Capital shows instead how this utopian, imperially mediated narrative of capital encrypted its inevitable counterpart, capital flight.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/fictitious-capital-silk-cotton-and-the-rise-of-the-arabic-novel/oclc/988869826&referer=brief_results
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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