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By Karin van Nieuwkerk

ISBN-10: 0292787200

ISBN-13: 9780292787209

ISBN-10: 0292787235

ISBN-13: 9780292787230

In Egypt, making a song and dancing are thought of crucial on chuffed events. expert entertainers frequently practice at weddings and different celebrations, and a bunch family's status rises with the quantity, rate, and repute of the entertainers they lease. sarcastically, besides the fact that, the entertainers themselves are frequently seen as disreputable humans and are accorded little status in Egyptian society.

This paradox kinds the place to begin of Karin van Nieuwkerk's examine the Egyptian leisure exchange. She explores the lives of girl performers and the explanations why paintings they regard as "a exchange like every different" is taken into account disreputable in Egyptian society. particularly, she demonstrates that whereas male entertainers are frequently considered as easily "making a living," woman performers are mainly thought of undesirable, seductive ladies engaged in dishonorable behavior. She strains this belief to the social definition of the feminine physique as continually and basically sexual and enticing—a conception that stigmatizes ladies entertainers whilst it at the same time bargains them a method of livelihood.

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