The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture: Amāra and the 2011 Revolution

  • Ayman A. El-Desouky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Intellectuals, Representation, Connective Agency

  3. The Intellectual and the Quest for Amāra

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Ayman A. El-Desouky
      Pages 18-45
  4. The People and the Amāra of Connective Agency

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-142

About this book


The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture uses the notion of am?ra – the Egyptian concept of collective and connective agency – to explore the relationship between the Egyptian intellectual and 'the people' in contemporary Egyptian literature and culture.


Egyptian Revolution Intellectual People Am?ra Egyptian Literature Populism Social Movements Resistance Aesthetics Politics Cultural Memory culture memory revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayman A. El-Desouky
    • 1
  1. 1.SOASUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48333-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39244-2
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