On Egyptian Nationalism and Intuitive Hegemony

Mohamed Naim  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2023  |  Egypt
Naeem’s book On Egyptian Nationalism and Intuitive Hegemony starts from the idea that one cannot understand the world produced by the Arab spring without understanding the world which produced it. To revisit that world requires a critique much more comprehensive of the dominant framework from which the revolt concepts emerged from. The book engages with Egyptian Nationalist ideology as a dominant ideology and with its sphere of influence on the intellectual and political imagination of different forces in Egypt, on the left and the right. It also looks at the effect of this ideology on cultural products in the role it played in Egyptian cultural production in terms of cinema, TV, and music in its constituting itself as a narrative, an existential state and a general sentiment.