Everyday Alexandria(s)

This issue is devoted to Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria, which, despite its historical and cultural fame – or because of it – suffers from a serious lack of knowledge. Indeed, apart from the myths and preconceptions that dominate narratives of this Mediterranean city, we know very little about its contemporary and/or everyday dynamics. Bringing together a group of specialists across many disciplines (anthropology, ethnomusicology, history, political science, sociology), this issue is based on empirical studies treating Alexandria in a renewed way, promoting narratives from within instead of the usual images found in the literature.

The issue can be found here. You can also read about it in this interview published in Jadaliyya or watch this conference presenting the special issue.