Since the 1970s cairo has experienced tremendous growth and change salwa ismail examines the effects of these changes in political life in cairos new quarters rich in ethnographic detail this work reveals the citys new urban quarters as sites not only of opposition but also under governmental surveillance situating the everyday within the . Political life in cairos new quarters encountering the everyday state by salwa ismail. Working in cairo ismail interviewed new quarter residents observed daily life in markets and alleyways met with local leaders and talked with young men about their encounters with the. In doing so it situates the everyday within the context of wider developments in cairo the decline of welfarism the shift to neoliberal government and the rise of the security state original and timely political life in cairos new quarters highlights the interplay of structural changes state power and daily governance and presents a fascinating analysis of urban transformation and power struggles as international forces meet local communities in a major city of the global south. The writers of political life in cairos new quarters encountering the everyday state have made all reasonable attempts to offer latest and precise information and facts for the readers of this publication
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