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Author Wynn, L. L., 1971-

Title Pyramids & nightclubs : a travel ethnography of Arab and Western imaginations of Egypt, from King Tut and a colony of Atlantis to rumors of sex orgies, urban legends about a marauding prince, and blonde belly dancers / L.L. Wynn
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: From the pyramids to the nightclubs of Pyramids Road -- Ethics and methodology of a transnational anthropology -- Buried treasure -- Atlantis and red mercury -- Sex orgies, a marauding prince, and other rumors about gulf tourism -- Transnational dating -- Palimpsest, excavation, graffiti, simulacra : an ethnography of the idea of Egypt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Culture and tourism -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Urban anthropology -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Cairo (Egypt) -- History.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Public opinion.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007022652
ISBN 0292795122 (electronic bk.)
9780292795129 (electronic bk.)