This book consists of a collage of images that attempts to convey the transformation of consumer culture and how it is related to the urban reshaping of the city of Cairo to meet with the demands of globalisation. Analyzing the shift from socialist economy to the opening up of Egypt's economy, and how this has affected everyday life of the middle classes, the author touches on various themes such as the general changing lifestyles and conspicuous consumption, the spread of mobile phones, and coffee shops, the gated communities and secondary resorts. The "folklorisation of culture" through the flowering tourist industry, the expansion of local crafts, plastic surgery and the body as a site of consumption are all analysed. Although being influenced by the discourse of the Frankfurt school on the culture industry, this work attempts to highlight the paradoxes pertaining to the democratising effects of consumer culture without denying the growing flagrant class polarisation.
Embedded Systems for Smart Appliances and Energy Management
The short answer to the question is “yes!” – provided that we can satisfy a key
requirement: we must achieve the widespread deployment of intelligent, low-cost,
distributed communications that operate down to the level of individual household
and office appliances. To understand why we need such a communications... Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration Art This collection of art and essays, by the best of todays science fiction and fantasy artists, presents candid opinions behind the revolution now taking place in the field. Are computers creating a seismic shift in the creation of sfandf art, or are they just another tool in the artists paint box?
I was there the day the commercial art...
Practical Guide to Neurovascular Emergencies
Modern vascular neurology, particularly in the emergency setting, often requires a great capacity for analysis and synthesis. Physicians who manage these patients must have acquired multidisciplinary skills, including a good knowledge of clinical neurology and medical imaging, but they may also need to be skilled in cardiology and intensive...
Building IBM: Shaping an Industry and Its Technology
Beginning with the company's origins in the punched-card technology of the late nineteenth century, this wellresearched volume tells how IBM became so rapidly the dominant company in the computer industry. In doing so, it provides refreshing new insights on the origins and development of that industry.
Oxford American Handbook of Neurology
The Oxford Handbooks have been an extremely valuable adjunct to the education of physicians in mu tiple areas of medicine in the United Kingdom and in many other countries, principally those with inkages to the educational processes of medicine in the United Kingdom. These books have been less used in the United States, although they have...