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Policing Mulids and Their Meaning1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the dynamics between disorder, chaos, and the control of public space, which describes the transformation of the government's relationship to, and policies toward, the very ... More


Mulids of Cairo: Sufi Guilds, Popular Celebrations, and the ‘roller-coaster Landscape’ of the Resignified City

Anna Madoeuf

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a reading of ways in which public space in Cairo is created, or at least expressively resignified, during the special circumstances created by festivals or mulids. These events ... More


Egypt's Pop-music Clashes and the ‘world-crossing’ Destinies of Muhammad ‘ali Street Musicians

Nicolas Puig

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The suq al-musiqiyyin (the musicians' market) in Cairo refers to the social space of popular-class (sha'bi) urban music, the live music played at weddings but also at mulids (Sufi saint's festival). ... More


Superstitions

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with a statement that Egyptians hold the most superstitions of all Arabs, with much of it stemming from religious belief, claiming the most prominent example to be that of the ... More


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