Egypt in the Future Tense: Hope, Frustration, and Ambivalence Before and After 2011

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Middle East Institute


Egypt in the Future Tense is Schielke's latest provocation to move the anthropology of Islam away from its preoccupation with ethics and bodily practice, to open up possibilities for the study of contemporary life in Egypt "under conditions of neoliberal capitalism, revivalist Islam and political polarization" and focus on "the existential motivations and ambiguities of pursuing moral and spiritual perfection in an imperfect world" (pp. 3-4). Egypt in the Future Tense is an accessible and lively text for undergraduate and graduate students of the anthropology of the Middle East, religion, and a variety of topics from globalization and consumption, to activism and social movements.


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