The Egyptian Coffeehouse

The Egyptian Coffeehouse

Author: Dalia Mostafa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755635283

Category: History

Page: 192

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The coffeehouse is a microcosm of the larger Egyptian society with its history of multiculturalism and great diversity. It is not only a social space which was created and shaped by the people over decades in their streets, neighbourhoods and cities, but it also occupies a sphere in the popular imagination full of stories, memories and social networks. Despite the coffeehouse's cultural centrality and socio-political importance in Egypt, academic research and publications on its significance remain sparse. This volume aims to fill this gap by presenting, for the first time in English, a full study analysing the importance of the coffeehouse as an urban phenomenon, with its cultural, historical, economic and political significance in contemporary Egyptian society. The volume shows how historically the coffeehouse has always played a key role as a commercial enterprise; and culturally, as a place for rich literary and artistic production which has multi-layered representations in Egyptian novels, cinema and popular music, amongst other genres. Economically, the coffeehouse has been vital for accessing job opportunities, especially for informal workers; in addition to having played a crucial role in political mobilisation during decisive historical events, as well as in recent years during the 2011 revolution and its aftermath. Through extended interviews with six residents in Cairo, the authors further examine the role and influence of the coffeehouse as a significant feature of contemporary Egyptian life and urban landscape.
The Egyptian Coffeehouse
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Dalia Mostafa, Amina Elbendary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The coffeehouse is a microcosm of the larger Egyptian society with its history of multiculturalism and great diversity. It is not only a social space which was created and shaped by the people over decades in their streets, neighbourhoods and cities, but it also occupies a sphere in the popular
The Egyptian Coffeehouse
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Dalia Mostafa, Amina Elbendary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The coffeehouse is a microcosm of the larger Egyptian society with its history of multiculturalism and great diversity. It is not only a social space which was created and shaped by the people over decades in their streets, neighbourhoods and cities, but it also occupies a sphere in the popular
The Egyptian Coffeehouse
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Dalia Mostafa, Amina Elbendary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The coffeehouse is a microcosm of the larger Egyptian society with its history of multiculturalism and great diversity. It is not only a social space which was created and shaped by the people over decades in their streets, neighbourhoods and cities, but it also occupies a sphere in the popular
The Coffeehouse
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Naguib Mahfouz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A novel of loss and memory from the Egyptian Nobel laureate. On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his old age
Confessions of a Coffee Bean
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Marie Nadine Antol
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-11 - Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

A guide to coffee covers its history, including the evolution of coffehouses and other aspects of coffee culture, along with recipes for different kinds of coffee and desserts.