About The Book
A 357-page, 7-chapter work of cultural anthropology that combines theory and field research. The book discusses religion and folklore, stopping to address a concept with heavy social connotations: arrogance. The author traces the roots of this phenomenon in folklore as well as in political Islam groups that have stoked the spirit of arrogance in political participation in a manner that contributed to the spread of extremism, hate and sectarianism. The book additionally sheds the light on cultural discrimination in Egyptian folklore, as well as the traditional forms of discrimination on the basis of social status, age, residence, race and appearance. The book was researched and written with considerable scientific integrity.