Politics, Economics, and Social Issues
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Apr  2004
196 pp.
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Whatever Else Happened to the Egyptians?

From the Revolution to the Age of Globalization Galal Amin
Translated by David Wilmsen
Illustrations by Samir Abd al-Ghani

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At the time of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952, the population of Egypt was around 22 million. At the end of 2002, it stood at 69 million, and was growing at a rate of 1.33 million a year. What happens to a society that grows so quickly, when the habitable and cultivable land of the country is strictly limited? After the success of Whatever Happened to the Egyptians?, Galal Amin now takes a further bemused look at the changes that have taken place in Egyptian society over the past half century, this time considering the disruptions brought about by the surge in population. Basing his arguments on both academic research and his own personal experiences and impressions, and employing the same light humor and keen sense of empathy as in his earlier work, the author discusses how runaway population growth has not only profound effects on many aspects of society—from love and fashion to telephones, the supermarket, and religion—but also predictable effects on the economy.
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Galal Amin is a professor of economics at the American University in Cairo. His book Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? was published by the AUC Press in 2000. In 2010, he received the Sultan Bin Al Owais Cultural Foundation Award in recognition of his contributions to economics, politics, community and culture. Dr. David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic & Translation Studies Division at the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.

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“Amin is an Egyptian economist, but these two short books give the reader a sense of the changes in Egypt in various fields, including religion, dress, economy, culture, technology, and more importantly, their impact on society. Amin is a serious, but entertaining writer who offers important insights on cultural shifts that, while reflecting on Egypt, offer a recognizable lament for readers in other places as well.”—The Global Ministries

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