Baladi women of Cairo : playing with an egg and a stone / Evelyn A. Early

Author(s): Early, Evelyn A
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Subjects: Women--Egypt--Cairo--Folklore
Women--Egypt--Cairo--Social life and customs
Social medicine--Egypt--Cairo
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers, c1993
LC Classification: G, GR
Physical Description: xiii, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
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
Notes: LCCN: 92010682
ISBN: 1555872778 (alk. paper) :$38.50
ISBN: 1555872689 (pbk. : alk. paper) :$17.95
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 25676529
ISBN/ISSN: 1555872778