Abstract

This project involves discovering how some Egyptian atheists develop and manage their identity. The goal of the research is to demonstrate the different variables that influence the transformation to atheism. This research also seeks to explore the different ways Egyptian atheists deal with the stigma associated with their identity once they self-identity as atheists. Upon examination and analysis of my interlocutors' account it became clear that atheism is not only organic to the Egyptian culture but also a significantly fluid identity.

Degree Name

MA in Sociology-Anthropology

Graduation Date

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

January 2016

First Advisor

Aly, Ramy

Committee Member 1

Khayat, Munira

Committee Member 2

Sabea, Hanan

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Extent

117 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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