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Shechter, Relli I.

Associate Professor, Middle East Studies


Relli Shechter is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Middle East Studies in Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research interests include histories of consumption and enterprises during past and present eras of globalization in the Middle East. His current research project compares the emergence of mass consumer societies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia during the first oil boom (c. 1974-1984). Selected publications include Relli Shechter (2006) Smoking, Culture and Economy in the Middle East: The Egyptian Tobacco Market 1850-2000. I.B. Tauris Publishers. Relli Shechter (2008) “Glocal Mediators: Marketing in Egypt during the Open-Door Era (infitah).” Enterprise and Society 9:4, 762-787. Hilary Cooperman and Relli Shechter (2008) “Branding the Riders: ‘Marlboro Country’ and the Formation of a New Middle Class in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.” New Global Studies 2:3, article 1. Relli Shechter (2009) “Consumers’ Monarchy: Citizenship, Consumption, and Material-Politics in Saudi Arabia since the 1970s,” in Johanna Pink (ed.), Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Relli Shechter (2011) “Glocal Conservatism: How Marketing Articulated a Neo-Traditional Saudi Arabian Society during the First Oil Boom, c. 1974-1984.” Journal of Macromarketing 31:4, 376-386.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Cultural Studies   
Development   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Ottoman Studies   
Political Economy   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Egypt   
Ottoman Empire   
Saudi Arabia   
SPECIALTIES
Consumption Stds   
Econ & Bus Hist   
Egyptian Hist   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Intermediate)   
Hebrew (Native)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1999Hist/ME StdsHarvard U
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Relli I. Shechter






Department of Middle East Studies
Ben Gurion University
Beer-Sheva, 84105
Israel
Phone:+972-8-6472547
rellish@bgu.ac.il

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