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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555872687
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 217
  • 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
1 Spontaneous Performance and Everyday Life 1
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
2 The Industrial Quarter of Bulaq Abu Ala: Mameluke Playground Turned Proletarian Forge 29
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
3 To Be Baladi Is to Be Savvy: Playing with an Egg and a Stone Without Breaking the Egg 51
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
4 Popular Baladi Islam: Processions and Vows 85
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
5 Baladi 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
6 Daily Life and Well-Being 161
Escape from Poverty with Honor: Marriage and Virginity
The Body Political: Social Healing
Livelihoods: Migrants, Workshops, and Merchants
Creditors and Customers
7 Conclusion 197
Glossary 203
References 207
Index 213
About the Book and the Author 217
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