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by Joel Beinin




In this reissue of a book that was hailed as groundbreaking almost as soon as it was published, the authors examine the role of trade unionism and the working class in the development of Egyptian nationalism during the first half of the twentieth century. Beinin and Lockman examine “the dialectic of class and nation [and] the formation of a new class of wage workers as Egypt experienced a particular kind of capitalist development ... and these workers’ adoption of various forms of consciousness, organization, and collective action in a political and economic context structured by the realities of foreign domination and the struggle for national independence.” “This work breaks new ground in contemporary Western scholarship on the Middle East and challenges Orientalist assumptions that classes do not exist, or play only an insignificant role. The authors’ careful and comprehensive account of the workers and their unions is obviously understanding of, and sympathetic to, the working class. Yet it is free of the rather mechanistic and reductionist analyses of earlier writings on the subject.” ― Nazih Ayubi, MESA Bulletin.
Download Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882–1954 epub
ISBN: 9774244826
ISBN13: 978-9774244827
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Joel Beinin
Language: English
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press (November 1, 1998)
Pages: 488 pages
ePUB size: 1719 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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