Imaging Caio

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164040
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970405 | DOI:
Imaging Caio

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This chapter describes Cairo, Egypt and evaluates the most common type of imaging to which Cairo is subject. It aims to inform the reader that there are numerous ways Cairo can be taken and observed, and to provide a forewarning of some of the more common pitfalls and distortions found in the literature. These distortions include the number of homeless people and street children in this city. This chapter suggests that the single strongest pull in the imaging of Cairo is probably the city's historical dimension.

Keywords: Cairo; Egypt; city; homeless people; street children

Chapter.  5691 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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