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Cairo CollagesEveryday Life Practices after the Event$
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Mona Abaza

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526145116

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526145123

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Cairo Collages
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Mona Abaza

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526145123.00005

This chapter addresses the circumstances that ensued after the 2011 January revolution, resulting in the writing of this book. It addresses theoretical sociological questions concerned with post-traumatic and euphoric moments. It engages with debates on the anthropology of ethics. It equally addresses Cairo’s major urban disparities, evictions, and the question of the failing neo-liberal housing policies.

Keywords:   trauma and post-Bakhtinian moments, urban violence, revolution/counter revolution, sense of failure, failed housing policies, informal settlements

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