Femininity and Dance in Egypt: Embodiment and Meaning in Al-Raqs Al-Baladi Noha Roushdy

ISBN: 9789774165931

Published: April 1st 2014

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110 pages


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Femininity and Dance in Egypt: Embodiment and Meaning in Al-Raqs Al-Baladi  by  Noha Roushdy

Femininity and Dance in Egypt: Embodiment and Meaning in Al-Raqs Al-Baladi by Noha Roushdy
April 1st 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 110 pages | ISBN: 9789774165931 | 7.18 Mb

Considering the paradoxical position of al-raqs al-baladi or belly dance in Egyptian social life, as both a vibrant and a contested cultural form, this issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science considers the impact of wider socio-cultural andMoreConsidering the paradoxical position of al-raqs al-baladi or belly dance in Egyptian social life, as both a vibrant and a contested cultural form, this issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science considers the impact of wider socio-cultural and political forces on the marginalization of professional performers, on the one hand, and in defining the parameters for non-professional performances on the other hand.

Through interviews with professional and non-professional female dancers in Egypt, it explores the relationship between al-raqs al-baladi and the dynamic cultural repertoire that produces notions of femininity and normative personhood in Egypt. As a dance that Egyptians learn in childhood, it exposes the cardinal relationship between culture and body movement.

The study received the Magda al-Nowaihi Award for best graduate work on gender studies in 2010. Cairo Papers in Social Science 32/3



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