A Trade Like Any Other
Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt
By (author) Karin van Nieuwkerk
Normal Price: $42.82
Your Price: $38.53 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.28! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Trade Like Any Other by Karin van Nieuwkerk
Book DescriptionIn 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 female performers and the reasons why work they regard as "a trade like any other" is considered disreputable in Egyptian society. In particular, she demonstrates that while male entertainers are often viewed as simply "making a living," female performers are almost always considered bad, seductive women engaged in dishonorable conduct. She traces this perception to the social definition of the female body as always and only sexual and enticing-a perception that stigmatizes women entertainers even as it simultaneously offers them a means of livelihood.
Buy Trade Like Any Other book by Karin van Nieuwkerk from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780292787230
(227mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karin van Nieuwkerk
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Trade Like Any Other book by Karin van Nieuwkerk and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Karin van Nieuwkerk
Karin van Nieuwkerk is an anthropologist and professor of contemporary Islam in Europe and the Middle East at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.