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The Egyptian Dream: Egyptian National Identity and Uprisings

Noha Mellor


The story of Egyptian identity from the beginning of the 20th century is one constructed by statesmen, intellectuals and Islamic thinkers. This book argues that the current fragmentation of Egypt's political scene reflects the increasing social division in a country where 'the people' are demanding a redefinition of their national identity. Scrutinising the society behind the uprisings that began in 2011 and their diverse economic, ideological and sectorial demands, it also looks at the desperate state's attempt to construct a unified Egyptian identity an attempt which has resulted in further ... More

Keywords: Egypt, nationalism, uprisings, state, class, language, intellectuals, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474403191
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403191.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noha Mellor, author
Bedfordshire University