'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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Thus, Sudanese in Cairo are both constrained by circumstances and persuaded
by available choices to enact their ethnic identity differently from if they were in
another locale. It is critical to point out that, while identity and ethnicity are ...
Furthermore, as the number of case studies exploring the different mechanisms
people have for constructing and maintaining ethnic identity grows, we have
come to realize that ethnicity is not created through the same process in all
the concept of ethnicity as a function of 'boundedness' (Barth 1969), challenging
the notion that states and subordinate groups are both ... Finally, I delve into the
relationship between gender, identity, and 'otherness' in the Middle East context.
Williams (1989) furthermore sees ethnicity as a characteristic of the subaltern,
while nationalism and other mainstream ... the binary relationships inherent in the
ways we tend to characterize identity in general, and ethnic identity in particular.
Eriksen, taking issue with subjective approaches that regard ethnicity as
situational and its enactment as consciously negotiated ... But ethnic boundaries
are not rigid and impermeable, despite the reification of ethnic identity in the
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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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