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Avenues of participation : family, politics, and networks in urban quarters of Cairo, Diane Singerman

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Avenues of participation : family, politics, and networks in urban quarters of Cairo
Title
Avenues of participation
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family, politics, and networks in urban quarters of Cairo
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Diane Singerman
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Language
eng
Summary
Intentionally excluded from formal politics in authoritarian states by reigning elites, do the common people have concrete ways of achieving community objectives? Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book demonstrates that they do. Focusing on the political life of the shab (or popular classes) in Cairo, Diane Singerman shows how men and women develop creative and effective strategies to accomplish shared goals, despite the dominant forces ranged against them. Starting at the household level in one densely populated neighborhood of Cairo, Singerman examines communal patterns of allocation, distribution, and decisionmaking. Combining the institutional focus of political science with the sensitivities of anthropology she uncovers a system of informal networks that constitutes another layer of collective institutions within Egypt and allows excluded groups to pursue their interests. She documents the extensive presence of the informal economy and argues that these financial resources further enhance the informal and invisible organizational grid of the shab. Avenues of Participation traces this informal system from its grounding in the family to its influence on the larger polity
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Singerman, Diane
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • al- Markaz al-ʻArabī li-d-Dirāsāt
  • Political participation
  • Families
  • Households
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Family
  • Family Characteristics
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Participation politique
  • Famille
  • Ménages (Statistique)
  • Secteur informel (Économie politique)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Politics and Government
  • Families
  • Households
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Political participation
  • Egypt
  • Familie
  • Haushalt
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Schattenwirtschaft
  • Stadtviertel
  • Gezin
  • Politieke participatie
  • Informele economie
  • Lagere klassen
  • Informal sector (Economics)
  • Households
  • Families
  • Political participation
  • Participation politique
  • Participation politique
  • Famille
  • Ménages
  • Economie souterraine
  • Kairo
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Avenues of participation : family, politics, and networks in urban quarters of Cairo, Diane Singerman
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-330) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Egypt and Popular Political Expression. The Context and Approach of the Study -- Ch. 1. The Family, Politics, and the Familial Ethos. The Public/Private Dichotomy and Political Participation. Patrimonialism, the Family, and Participation in a Middle Eastern Context. The Familial Ethos -- Conclusion: An Ethos beyond the Household -- Ch. 2. Reproducing the Family. Choosing a Mate: "Shababiik, shababiik, id-dunya kullaha shababiik" Marriage Protocol, or the Rules of Engagement. Sexuality and the Transgression of Public Norms. The Cost of Marriage: An Economic Nightmare. Raising the Capital to Marry -- Conclusions: Marriage, the Economy, and the State -- Ch. 3. Networks: The Political Lifeline of Community. Earning a Living. Development: Education Networks. The Bureaucracy and the State -- Ch. 4. Informality: Politics and Economics in Tandem. Informal and Formal Economic Activity in a Shabi Community. Family Enterprises. Informality Meets the State
  • The Shab and Informality: Wages and Wealth. Informality: The Economic and Political Consequences for the Nation -- Ch. 5. Politics as Distribution. Private Voluntary Organizations: A Mediated Distribution Point. Elite Politics, the State, and the Shab
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on1057952503
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 335 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400851768
Lccn
94019060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/ctv13v3fw4
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057952503
Label
Avenues of participation : family, politics, and networks in urban quarters of Cairo, Diane Singerman
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-330) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Egypt and Popular Political Expression. The Context and Approach of the Study -- Ch. 1. The Family, Politics, and the Familial Ethos. The Public/Private Dichotomy and Political Participation. Patrimonialism, the Family, and Participation in a Middle Eastern Context. The Familial Ethos -- Conclusion: An Ethos beyond the Household -- Ch. 2. Reproducing the Family. Choosing a Mate: "Shababiik, shababiik, id-dunya kullaha shababiik" Marriage Protocol, or the Rules of Engagement. Sexuality and the Transgression of Public Norms. The Cost of Marriage: An Economic Nightmare. Raising the Capital to Marry -- Conclusions: Marriage, the Economy, and the State -- Ch. 3. Networks: The Political Lifeline of Community. Earning a Living. Development: Education Networks. The Bureaucracy and the State -- Ch. 4. Informality: Politics and Economics in Tandem. Informal and Formal Economic Activity in a Shabi Community. Family Enterprises. Informality Meets the State
  • The Shab and Informality: Wages and Wealth. Informality: The Economic and Political Consequences for the Nation -- Ch. 5. Politics as Distribution. Private Voluntary Organizations: A Mediated Distribution Point. Elite Politics, the State, and the Shab
Control code
on1057952503
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400851768
Lccn
94019060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv13v3fw4
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057952503

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