• Shopping basket
  • View

 
ISBN: 9780415695787 - Sectarian Conflict in Egypt
Bookmark and Share

Sectarian Conflict in Egypt

Free delivery on orders over £10 in the UK
Elizabeth Iskander

ISBN: 9780415695787
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Routledge


 Write a review

    Printable

This text examines the escalation in religious violence in Egypt since 2005 and the public discourses behind it, to connect with some of the key debates in Egyptian politics and international relations.

 

Synopsis

Details

Contents

Reviews

 
In light of the Egyptian uprising in early 2011, understanding the dynamics that are shaping Egyptian politics and society is more crucial than ever as Egypt seeks to re-define itself after the Mubarak era. One of the most controversial debates concerns the place of religion in Egypt's political future. This book examines the escalation in religious violence in Egypt since 2005 and the public discourses behind it, revealing some of the complex negotiations that lie behind contestations of citizenship, Muslim-Christian relations and national unity. Focusing on Egypt's largest religious minority group, the Coptic Orthodox Christians, this book explores how national, ethnic and religious expressions of identity are interwoven in the narratives and usage of the press and Internet. In doing so it offers insights into some of Egypt's contemporary social and political challenges, and recognises the ways that media are involved in constructing and reflecting formations of identity politics. The author examines in depth the processes through which identity and belonging are negotiated via media discourses within the wider framework of changing political realities in Egypt. Using a combination of methodological approaches - including comprehensive surveys and content analysis - the research offers a fresh perspective on the politics of identity in Egypt.
 
 

Buying Options

Other Versions

 
£114.88

Dispatched within 48 hours

Reserve in-store:
Not currently stocked in Blackwell shops.  Ask your local shop to obtain this title for you.