By Julia Elyachar
Julia Elyachar studied the efforts of bankers, social scientists, ngo participants, improvement employees, and nation officers to show the craftsmen and unemployed early life of Cairo into the forefront of a brand new industry society in response to microenterprise. She considers those efforts on the subject of the choice notions of financial good fortune held by means of craftsmen in Cairo, within which momentary monetary revenue isn't regularly hugely valued. via her cautious ethnography of workshop existence, Elyachar explains how the normal marketplace practices of craftsmen are one of the such a lot brilliant modes of marketplace lifestyles in Egypt. lengthy condemned as backward, those current marketplace practices were seized on by means of social scientists and improvement associations because the uncooked fabrics for experiments in “free marketplace” enlargement. Elyachar argues that the recent financial price accorded to the cultural assets and social networks of the bad has fueled a broader technique resulting in their financial, social, and cultural dispossession.
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Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo (Politics, History, and Culture) by Julia Elyachar