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dc.contributor.advisor Sunday, James Mohamed, Bassant 2019-05-22T09:54:50Z Spring 2019 en_US 2019-05-22
dc.description.abstract This dissertation provides an agency-oriented approach to understand adaptability, continuity, and change in the context of challenging structures and struggles, such as privatization, poverty, unemployment, inequality, and marginalization. The premises of open market and neoliberalism imposed from above by the state affected the development of the state-society relations and marginalization. They resulted in a change in the subjectivities of the people and a neglectful rule by the state. As a result, the responsiblized citizen came into existence, meaning that the individualized citizen became actively responsible for his/her own wellbeing, which renders the neoliberal strategies of rule existing in different realms of our everyday life. The Zabbaleen community give a clear demonstration of the art of presence despite the marginalization, the neglectful rule, and the policies that they suffer from. Their resilience depended on three main variables: adaptation to neoliberal norms, the grassroot community development, and the unequal power relations within the community. Each of them has its own playing factors. Through these variables, the Zabbaleen community showed creativity and collective action to come up with new spaces and opportunities from what is already available to them, protecting themselves, meeting their needs, and struggling for a net result of politics of redress by their individual acts. en_US
dc.format.extent 125 P. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Elzabaleen en_US
dc.subject Marginalization en_US
dc.subject state-society relations en_US
dc.subject political economy en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject Comparative politics en_US
dc.subject neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject Grassroot Community development en_US
dc.subject inequalities en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject ethnography en_US
dc.subject informal settlement en_US
dc.subject Subject formation en_US
dc.subject Middle East politics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Continuity and change in the garbage village of Muqattam en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Political Science en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Political Science en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2021-05-21T09:54:50Z
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sunday, James
dc.contributor.committeeMember Elnur, Ibrahim
dc.contributor.committeeMember Edel, Mirjam

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