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Trade Like Any Other Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt

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ISBN-10: 0292787235

ISBN-13: 9780292787230

Edition: 1995

Authors: Karin van Nieuwkerk, Karin van Nieuwkerk

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In Egypt, singing and dancing are considered essential on happy occasions. Professional entertainers often perform at weddings and other celebrations, and a host family' prestige rises with the number, expense, and fame of the entertainers they hire. Paradoxically, however, the entertainers themselves are often viewed as disreputable people and are accorded little prestige in Egyptian society. This paradox forms the starting point of Karin van Nieuwkerk' look at the Egyptian entertainment trade. She explores the lives of female performers and the reasons why work they regard as "a trade like any other" is considered disreputable in Egyptian society. In particular, she demonstrates that…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Note on Transcription
Female Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century Egypt
Female Entertainment in The Twentieth Century
Life Stories of Female Entertainers
Honor and Shame
Female Entertainers: Feminine and Masculine
Appendix: Methodological Notes
Notes Glossary