Journals Higher Education



01 February 2011

ISBN: 9789774164088

Bookseller Code (02)

Cairo Papers Vol. 30, No. 3

The New York Egyptians: Voyages and Dreams

Yasmine M. Ahmed

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

This research explores the journeys of migration and desire of Egyptian migrant workers, men and women, who were professionals in Egypt during the 1990s and migrated to occupy low-wage/low-status employment positions in New York City's service sector. It focuses on their migration stories and histories, their experiences of contradictory class mobility, their production of households and families, as well as their racialization in the post-9/11 era.


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