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The Cotton Plantation Remembered: An Egyptian Family Story Hardcover – 30 Nov 2013


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  • Hardcover: 295 pages
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press (30 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9774165713
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774165719
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 3.3 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,336,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Mona Abaza constructs an impressive sociological account of the dynamics leading to transforming Egypt's social order through a combination of family reminiscences, rigorous sociological research that informs the reader of the nature of Egypt's social and class relations, and an oral account she collected from her hometown in the Nile Delta countryside."--Arab Studies Quarterly

About the Author

Mona Abaza is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the American University in Cairo. She is the author of The Changing Consumer Cultures of Modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2006) and Twentieth-Century Egyptian Art: The Private Collection of Sherwet Shafei (AUC Press, 2011).

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An extremely interesting book with great photos, of life as it was on a cotton plantation in Egytian delta. Poor fellahin working hard for so little, and badly treated by successive regimes in their country. The writer takes a lot of trouble reseaching life from both sides, she having been on the priviledged side, but a wonderful rapport with the peasant worker that her mother trusted, and it has given her a view without rose coloured glasses. Sadly there are still haves and have nots in Egypt, and those with power abuse it still. Lets hope the educated women like Mona can help to change their country for the better.
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