Abaza, Mona

Changing Consumer Cultures of Modern Egypt. Cairo's urban reshaping

Mona Abaza born in Egypt in 1959, is a professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. Her research fields include religious and cultural networks between the Middle East and South Asia, and consumer culture and the art market in Egypt. In 1996/97, she was a fellow  of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.  Among her publications are  The Cotton Plantation Remembered: An Egyptian Family Story (2013), Twentieth Century Egyptian Art: The Private Collection of Sherwet Shafei (2011) and Changing Consumer Cultures of Modern Egypt (2006).

Di/Visions critically examined ideologies and practices of divisions and borders in the Middle East. It was a joint project of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the research program Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe in the year 2008.

„Di/Visions. Culture and Poltics of the Middle East” was edited by Catherine David, Georges Khalil und Bernd Scherer and included a DVD with the conversations (Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2009). Since 2015 the edited volume has been available as an open access publication.

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