By Relli Shechter

This booklet demonstrates how the historical past of Egypt's tobacco conduct from the water pipe to the Marlboro mild mirrors wider socio-economic advancements. Shechter starts off within the mid nineteenth century, while tobacco used to be produced for export to the West and exhibits how within the early twentieth century the selling and intake of tobacco strengthened social stratification. within the modern heart East, Shechter unearths that smoking behavior became intertwined with generational and id politics. attractive with state-of-the-art social concept and a various variety of resource fabric, it is a stimulating and informative read.

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