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Lessons from the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Talks

An Interview with Aharon Barak

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

David peace summit. Until that time, the name Camp David was associated with hope and success, as people remember the September 1978 peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt that ended in an agreement that has withstood the test of time. I want to

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Social Media and the Commodification of Attention/Inattention in the Changing Egyptian Belly Dance Industry

Margaret L. Morley

In spring 2018, a Russian belly dancer known in Egypt as Gohara was arrested, charged with ‘inciting debauchery’, and nearly deported when a video of her Cairo disco performance went viral ( Al-Masry Al-Youm 2018 ). The charges were not officially

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Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt

How Family Courts Are Providing a ‘Dialogue’ between Husband and Wife

Nadia Sonneveld

In the year 2000, Egyptian women were given the right to unilateral divorce through a procedure called khul'. Khul' became the source of much controversy in Egyptian society, and most judges interviewed by the author expressed a negative viewpoint when asked about it. Nevertheless, the introduction of the Family Court system in 2004, with the explicit aim of solving marital disputes through mediation and communication, has made possible a 'dialogue' between husband and wife in a khul' procedure. This applies even in situations where mediators and judges profess an unfavourable opinion of women who file for khul' divorce.

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Being Baha'i in Contemporary Egypt

An Ethnographic Analysis of Everyday Challenges

Daniele Cantini

Following the 2003 reform and the Supreme Court ruling of 16 December 2006, Baha'is of Egypt find it increasingly difficult to have their citizenship rights recognised. This article draws on personal observation and analysis carried out in the context of broader research on Egyptian citizenship. I will introduce the condition of Baha'is in this country, from a historical and legal perspective, before starting an overall analysis of what being an oppressed minority means, in concrete terms, in the practice of everyday living. The article will then delineate how the ambiguities of state policies towards Baha'is are reflected in their daily lives.

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What type of problem is waste in Egypt?

Jamie Furniss

This paper attempts to show that while the production of waste may be universal, the threat it poses is not. In order to explain and justify the question ‘what type of problem is waste’, the paper begins by attempting to, first, provincialise the ‘environmental’ framing of waste by examining the category's historically changing problematisations in Western Europe and North America, and, second, through a critique of Mary Douglas's work , to argue that waste should be theorised ethnographically rather than analytically. It then argues that, in Egypt, the materiality of litter and the sociality of waste work are sublimated into a religio‐civilisational register based on the central trope of cleanliness rather than environment. It does so by considering various meanings and inflexions of the word ‘cleanliness’ in vernacular usage, the way the terms environment and pollution are used, naming conventions for waste collectors and anti‐litter campaigns.

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Ibsen's Arab Journey

Shireen H. Alkurdi, Awfa Hussein Al-Doory, and Mahmoud F. Al-Shetawi

countries, he refers to the Arab world before visiting Egypt in his play Peer Gynt . Thereupon, by referring to the Arabs, he does not mean only Egyptians but rather Arabs in general. Ibsen's works have been studied and dealt with from different angles

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The Politics of Islamic Death Rituals in the COVID-19 Era

The Case of Egypt

Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal and Matthew Ryan Sparks

Egypt announced the first case of COVID-19 on 14 February 2020; it involved a Chinese national at the Cairo International Airport. In the months that followed, more cases were recorded in the country, prompting the Egyptian Health Ministry to

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Egypt between Two Shakespeare Quadricentennials 1964–2016

Reflective Remarks in Three Snapshots

Hazem Azmy

newsstands in Egypt amid a climate of huge euphoria. The new monthly magazine was at once a product and an agent of a richly complex moment, one in which the Egyptian state under President Gamal Abdel Nasser appeared to embark on an all-out ‘cultural

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‘Men Don't Cry Over Women’

Expressions of Love and Grief in Egyptian Popular Music

Ahmed Abdelazim

seven months for ‘Neighbour's Daughter’ ( Mahragān bint al-jīran , 2019), performed by mahragānāt artists Ḥassan Shakoush and Omar Kamal, to become one of the most watched Egyptian videos on YouTube. 1 The lyrics of this mahragān describe the

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Reforming universities in the Middle East

Trends and contestations from Egypt and Jordan

Daniele Cantini

reinforced by the region's proximity to the European Union, one of the single most powerful agents of standardisation and isomorphism. In this article, my aim is to reflect on the ways in which this peripheral character is being reinforced or undone in Egypt