A Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt

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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's 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's look at the Egyptian entertainment trade. She explores the lives of ...

A Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt 1996, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774244117

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"A Trade like Any Other": Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt 1995, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292787230

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