The Resource Copts and the security state : violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt, Laure Guirguis, (ebook)

Copts and the security state : violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt, Laure Guirguis, (ebook)

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Copts and the security state : violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt
Title
Copts and the security state
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violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt
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Laure Guirguis
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eng
Summary
Copts and the Security State combines political, anthropological, and social history to analyze the practices of the Egyptian state and the political acts of the Egyptian Coptic minority. Laure Guirguis considers how the state, through its subjugation of Coptic citizens, reproduces a political order based on religious identity and difference. The leadership of the Coptic Church, in turn, has taken more political stances, thus foreclosing opportunities for secularization or common ground. In each instance, the underlying logics of authoritarianism and sectarianism articulate a fear of the Other, and, as Guirguis argues, are ultimately put to use to justify the expanding Egyptian security state. In outlining the development of the security state, Guirguis focuses on state discourses and practices, with particular emphasis on the period of Hosni Mubarak's rule, and shows the transformation of the Orthodox Coptic Church under the leadership of Pope Chenouda III. She also considers what could be done to counter the growing tensions and violence in Egypt. The 2011 Egyptian uprising constitutes the most radical recent attempt to subvert the predominant order. Still, the revolutionary discourses and practices have not yet brought forward a new system to counter the sectarian rhetoric, and the ongoing counter-revolution continues to repress political dissent
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Midwest
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Guirguis, Laure
Dewey number
323.1193/2
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
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  • Coptic Church
  • Copts
  • Copts
  • Egypt
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adult
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Copts and the security state : violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt, Laure Guirguis, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781503600805
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891150
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11891150
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MWT11891150
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Copts and the security state : violence, coercion, and sectarianism in contemporary Egypt, Laure Guirguis, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503600805
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891150
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891150
System control number
MWT11891150
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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