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By Hatsuki Aishima

What does it suggest to be an highbrow in Egypt at the present time? what's anticipated from an ‘authentic scholar’? and the way does the mass media effect or mirror highbrow debates? Hatsuki Aishima explores those questions by way of studying trained, city Egyptians and their perceptions of what it capability to be ‘cultured’ and ‘middle category’ - whatever that, due to the neoliberal rules of Egyptian govt, is appeared to be a shrinking quarter of society. Discussing the media shows and representations of Abdel-Halim Mahmoud - Sufi student and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar below former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat - she discusses the relationship of Islam to those center category concerns, in addition to providing research in regards to the commodification of spiritual instructing and information. Public tradition and Islam in glossy Egypt is thereby a different contribution to the fields of anthropology, center East and media studie

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