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By Rosemary Mahoney

Whilst Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo journey down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she came upon glossy Egypt for herself. As a rower, she confronted crocodiles and testy river currents; as a feminine, she faced deeply-held ideals approximately overseas girls whereas carefully last open to real friendship; and, as a visitor, she skilled occasions that ranged from the funny to the hair-raising--including an come across that all started as essentially the most scary of her lifestyles and ended as an edifying and chastening lesson in human nature and cultural false impression. no matter if she's assembly Nubians and Egyptians, or discovering connections to Westerners who traveled up the Nile in prior times--Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert between them--Mahoney's knowledgeable interest concerning the global by no means ceases to captivate the reader.

"A pilgrimage approximately pilgrims and holy locations that isn't purely enlightening but additionally very funny." -Paul Theroux (on The Singular Pilgrim)

"Mahoney is a perfectly powerful catalytic agent: she is going to eire and simply makes the rustic take place round her." -Jonathan Raban (on Whoredom in Kimmage)

"Mahoney, who has been rowing for 10 yr, brilliantly juxtaposes an account of her personal palm-blistering hours at the Nile....with the diary entries of 2 Victorian travelers-Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale."
-- New York occasions ebook Review

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88 This 'isolation effect' permeates all spheres of economic relations as well as classes belonging to other modes of production, and is extended to the field of political class 16 THEORIES OF STATE AND SOCIETY struggle. 89 However, this isolation by the state of workers and capitalists into individuals is coupled with a "unifying effect", where the capitalist state appears as the political unity of an economic struggle and hence is projected as representing the "general interest" of competing groups.

7 He was, therefore, the master of wisdom and knowledge, eloquent and with the power to heal as well as to start epidemics. In brief the Pharaoh was capable of satisfying every need. 8 Ancient Egyptians were, therefore, advised to, Honour the crown of Lower Egypt, worship the crown of Upper Egypt, exalt him who wears the double crown. Do this it will be beneficial to your person and you will derive benefit from it forever more. 9 This doctrine or "dogma" of the Pharaoh's divinity, although taking various forms, had persisted throughout the different historical eras.

90 This unifying role of the capitalist state as a factor of cohesion and unity is nevertheless conditioned by the need to reproduce class domination, hence Poulantzas' argument that the capitalist state has two complementary yet contradictory functions. 92 Thus the capitalist state offers certain short-term concessions to the dominated classes in order to secure the long-term political domination of the dominant class in what Poulantzas called an "unstable equilibrium of compromise". In order to explain how the state accomplishes this function, Poulantzas had to resort to Gramsci's concept of hegemony and Althusser's ideological state apparatuses.

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