"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).