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Egypt ISS 210: Society and the Individual Family Ecology in Global Perspective
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Global Location of Egypt
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Topographical Map of Egypt
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The Nile Longest River in the world Extending for about 6700 kilometers (4163 miles) Flows through several countries Source of agriculture Mainstay of Egyptian Culture ancient and current
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Demographics Total population: 83,000,000 99% Egyptians .9% Nubian .1% Greek Official Language: Arabic Religion: 90% Muslim (Mostly Sunni) 9% Christian 1% Other (Jewish, Agnostic)
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Demographics, Continued Average life expectancy Males = 60.1 years Females = 64.1 years Infant Mortality Rate 69 per 1,000 live births
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ANCIENT EGYPT
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Ancient Egypt: General Info § Egypt is the worlds oldest continuous nation. It is over 6 thousand years old § Ancient Egypt was ruled by Pharaohs § Utilized slave labor § Pharaohs were thought to be direct descendants of the Gods § There were hundreds of Gods worshipped by the Egyptians § ‘Ra’ was one of the most powerful
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Death and dying were important aspects of the Egyptian Culture Mummification Ritual and Significance Tombs / Pyramids Engineering Feat Succession of the ruling lineage
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Ancient Egypt: Families Families in ancient Egypt were very Men were head of house, women stayed home and raised children Males were preferred for offspring Often a harsh life with little choices – you were born into a certain profession, based on what your family was known for
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PRESENT DAY EGYPT
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Present Day Egypt Contemporary Egyptian families are facing a variety of challenges that will influence the role of the family in socialization Women’s rights, LGBT rights, schooling, desertification
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Present Day Egypt: Families Men continue hold the authority in marriage and family § There is a gradual movement toward § Sons are still preferred § Egyptian families are the foundation for building, developing and enhancing society
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Modern Egypt: Families According to old Arab family traditions, the son is expected to take
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