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Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Hager El Hadidi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Zar is both a possessing spirit and a set of reconciliation rites between the spirits and their human hosts: living in a parallel yet invisible world, the capricious spirits manifest their anger by ... More


The Voices of Invisibility

Dipannita Datta

in Ashapurna Devi and Feminist Consciousness in Bengal: A Bio-critical Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198099994
eISBN:
9780199085415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099994.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses Ashapurna’s practical considerations to reorganize the socio-cultural claims on a woman. Focusing on the intricacies of gender and power as exemplified in her non-fiction ... More


Partner-care in the East Asian system: combining paid work and caring in Japan and Taiwan

Mei-Chun Liu and Machiko Osawa

in Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Although the crisis of care has commanded a high policy profile in Japan and Taiwan, caring for a spouse or partner in either country has yet to receive serious academic or policy attention. In both ... More


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