Baladi Women of Cairo: Playing with an Egg and a Stone / Edition 1

Baladi Women of Cairo: Playing with an Egg and a Stone / Edition 1

by Evelyn A. Early

ISBN-10: 1555872689

ISBN-13: 9781555872687

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
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Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Map of the Bulaq Abu Ala Quarter of Cairo
1Spontaneous Performance and Everyday Life1
Baladi Women of Bulaq Abu Ala
Everyday Life on Behig Street: From Clinic to Community
Let Them Tell Stories: Reflexivity and the Researcher
Text and Context: Narrative and Performance
Middle Eastern Discourse
2The Industrial Quarter of Bulaq Abu Ala: Mameluke Playground Turned Proletarian Forge29
Bulaq History: From River Port to Industrial Quarter
A Baladi Neighborhood: Bulaq Quarter in Primatial City Cairo
Baladi Business: A Merchant Woman of Shaykh Ali Lane
3To Be Baladi Is to Be Savvy: Playing with an Egg and a Stone Without Breaking the Egg51
Baladi and Afrangi: The Have-Nots and the Haves
To Dupe or Be Duped
A Woman's Home Is Her Castle: Baladi Gender Roles
Cooking and Crises: Baladi Households
To Test is to Control: Maximizing Baladi and Afrangi Medicines
4Popular Baladi Islam: Processions and Vows85
Saints' Days: Passage to Personhood
The Islamic Ritual Calendar
Rights of Passage: The Glue of Life
Feasts and Hospitality: Water, Tea, and Bread
Decoration and Definition: Murals, Dress, and Ethnicity
The Islamic Revival: A New Personal Piety
Shrine Visitation: The Baladi Remedy
5Baladi Performance: "Let Me Tell You What Happened"131
Back Lane Society: Cheek to Jowl
Back Lane Codes of Social Relations
Baladi Conflict: The Construction of Reputation
Baladi Morality: Action, Not Appearance
Baladi Restitution: Procession and Response
6Daily Life and Well-Being161
Escape from Poverty with Honor: Marriage and Virginity
The Body Political: Social Healing
Livelihoods: Migrants, Workshops, and Merchants
Creditors and Customers
About the Book and the Author217

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