A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Cultural Collapse in Egypt"

An interesting note by blogger Diana Buja on "Cultural Collapse in Egypt," referring to the disappearance of distinctive dress styles, and bread and cheese traditions, in the various parts of the country, over the past few decades. Though Diana has long been working in East Africa, she spent a lot of time doing fieldwork in Egypt in the 1970s and 1980s (she's an old friend from those days whom I haven't seen in years, but we cite each other's blogs periodically). It's a short piece but an interesting one.

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