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    DescriptionProfessor Smith uses Nubia as a case study to explore the nature of ethnic identity. Recent research suggests that ethnic boundaries are permeable, and that ethnic identities are overlapping. This is particularly true when cultures come into direct contact, as with the Egyptian conquest of Nubia in the second millennium BC. By using the tools of anthropology, Smith examines the Ancient Egyptian construction of ethnic identities with its stark contrast between civilized Egyptians and barbaric foreigners - those who made up the 'Wretched Kush' of the title.

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    Wretched Kush
    Ethnic Identities and Boundries in Egypt's Nubian Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Tyson Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415369862
    ISBN 10: 041536986X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
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    DC22: 303.4823978032, 303.48/23978032
    LC classification: DT159.6.N8 S65 2003
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    Thema V1.0: JHM, JBSL, NHC, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    57 line figures, 33 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    01 October 2003
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    Author Information
    Stuart Tyson Smith is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He excavates in the Egyptian colonial cemetery in Tombos, Sudanese Nubia, and has acted as a consultant on several Hollywood movies featuring ancient Egypt.
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 Boundries and Ethnicity, Chapter 2 Ethnicity in Antiquity: Ethnicity: Essential or Situational?, Bourdieu's Habitus and Ethnic Identity, Otherness and Ethnicity in Ancient Egypt, Chapter 3 Ethnicity and Archaeology: Finding Ethnicity in the Archaeological Record, Foodways and Ethnic Identity, Death and Ethnic Identity, Askut and Tombos, Chapter 4 Egypt and Nubia: Imperial Strategies and Native Agency, Bronze Age Center-Periphery Dynamics, Nubia in the Second Millenium B.C, Chapter 5 Life in Askut: Architecture, Material Culture, Ritual Contexts, Chapter 6 Death at Tombos: Architecture, Grave Goods, Ritual Practice, Chapter 7 Ideology and the Pharaohs: History or Propaganda?, Ethnic Stereotypes and Legitimization, Wretched Kush: Transmission of Ethnic Stereotypes, Chapter 8 Ethnicity, Agency and Empire: Women & Foodways at Askut, Monumentality and Display at Tombos, Was Kush 'Wretched'?