'Brothers' or Others?: Propriety and Gender for Muslim Arab Sudanese in Egypt
Berghahn Books, 1. 3. 2008 - Počet stran: 204
Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese in Cairo. Neither citizens nor foreigners, they are in an uncertain position, created in part through an unusual ethnic discourse which does not draw principally on obvious characteristics of difference. This rich ethnographic study shows instead that Sudanese ethnic identity is created from deeply held social values, especially those concerning gender and propriety, shared by Sudanese and Egyptian communities. The resulting ethnic identity is ambiguous and flexible, allowing Sudanese to voice their frustrations and make claims for their own uniqueness while acknowledging the identity that they share with the dominant Egyptian community.
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By emphasizing 'propriety', adab, as a boundary marker over linguistic,
phenotypical, or other markers of difference, Sudanese in Cairo are able, in
certain contexts, to minimize or negate a unique ethnicity in favour of other
identities shared ...
The 'differences' in propriety that Sudanese in Cairo currently exaggerate are, in
other contexts, used to establish solidarity with Egyptians. This suggests that the
ethnic boundary negotiated by Sudanese in the Cairo context is not only fluid, ...
... the Muslim context, both for how a morality discourse often relies upon the
social control of women and for the ways this is subverted in practice.
Ethnographic research in a variety of settings (Bauer 1985; Najmabadi 1991;
Haeri 2002) ...
They are part, therefore, of the same broad cultural context which draws upon
Islamic belief and praxis, Arab social norms and values, and the livelihoods,
conventions, and histories of the people of the Nile Valley. 'Being' Sudanese in
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Chapter 5Muslim Arab Adab and Sudanese Ethnicity
Chapter 6A Sudanese Culture of Exile in Cairo
Chapter 7Gender Diaspora and Transformation
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'brothers' Or Others?: Propriety and Gender for Muslim Arab Sudanese in Egypt
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