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Change in Religion in a Resettled Nubian Community, Upper Egypt

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the Kanuba material collected during a two-year period of resident fieldwork (1963–64). The main theoretical proposition of the study is that resettlement has resulted in more ... More


Ritual of Ṣalat al-Jūmʼa in Old Nubia and in Kanuba Today

Hussein M. Fahim

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter outlines the principal Orthodox ritual as practiced by some Nubians. It describes rituals to changing conditions in the resettled village of Kanuba. Jūm'a (pronounced gūm'a in Kanuba) or ... More


Dhikr Rituals and Culture Change

John G. Kennedy and Hussein M. Fahim

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a discussion and description of the Nubian cultural and religious change as exemplified in the village microcosm of Nubian culture. As in most parts of the Islamic culture area, ... More


Changes in Nubian Wedding Ceremonies

Samiha aL-Katsha

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Wedding ceremonies and festivities connected with marriage were among the most important public events in the social life of the Nubians. These activities had several different purposes in addition ... More


Field Research in a Nubian Village: The Experience of an Egyptian Anthropologist

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deals with the village known as Kanuba (pseudonym). It is one of several villages that Egyptian Nubians established below Aswan in the Nile Valley as a result of the inundation of their ... More


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