Caught in the Middle? On the Middle Class and its Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East

  • Karolin Sengebusch Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-University Marburg
  • Ali Sonay Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-University Marburg
Keywords: Middle Class, New Middle Class, Area Studies, Globalization, Theory

Abstract

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Author Biographies

Karolin Sengebusch, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-University Marburg

is a research associate in the department for Middle Eastern Politics at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Marburg University. She holds an MA in political science and Middle Eastern studies from Leipzig University. Her research interests include participation, political protest, democracy, individualization, Lebanon and the European Union. email: karolin.sengebusch@uni-marburg.de

Ali Sonay, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-University Marburg

is an associate with the research network “Re-Configurations: History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa” at Marburg University. He holds an MA in political science, Islamic studies, and economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Social movements, urban space and politics, and political thought in the Middle East—particularly in Egypt, Turkey, and Syria—comprise his field of study. email: ali.sonay@uni-marburg.de

Published
2014-05-16
How to Cite
Sengebusch, K., and A. Sonay. “Caught in the Middle? On the Middle Class and Its Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East”. Middle East - Topics & Arguments, Vol. 2, May 2014, pp. 4-10, doi:10.17192/meta.2014.2.2154.
Section
Editorial