Karin van Nieuwkerk's ''A Trade like Any Other'': Female Singers and Dancers in PDF

By Karin van Nieuwkerk

ISBN-10: 0292787235

ISBN-13: 9780292787230

In Egypt, making a song and dancing are thought of crucial on chuffed events. expert entertainers usually practice at weddings and different celebrations, and a bunch family's status rises with the quantity, price, and popularity of the entertainers they rent. sarcastically, even though, the entertainers themselves are frequently seen as disreputable humans and are accorded little status in Egyptian society. This paradox kinds the start line of Karin van Nieuwkerk's examine the Egyptian leisure exchange. She explores the lives of woman performers and the explanations why paintings they regard as "a alternate like several different" is taken into account disreputable in Egyptian society. specifically, she demonstrates that whereas male entertainers are usually seen as easily "making a living," lady performers are regularly thought of undesirable, seductive ladies engaged in dishonorable behavior. She lines this notion to the social definition of the feminine physique as continually and in basic terms sexual and enticing--a notion that stigmatizes girls entertainers whilst it concurrently bargains them a way of livelihood. Drawn from broad fieldwork and enriched with the lifestyles tales of entertainers and nightclub performers, this can be the 1st ethnography of lady singers and dancers in present-day Egypt. will probably be of curiosity to a large viewers in anthropology, women's experiences, and heart japanese tradition, in addition to an individual who enjoys abdominal dancing.

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