'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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This book suggests that Sudanese ethnicity in Cairo follows from the ambiguous
political, legal, symbolic, and social position Sudanese hold in Egyptian society
but that it interacts with other social identities deriving from historical processes.
... position in Egyptian society stems from contradictions between ties and
conflicts experienced by Sudanese historically. ... religious heritage with Egypt
but resent Egyptian lack of awareness of Sudanese cultural and historical
cultural, historical, and racial entity' despite the successful Sudanese struggle to
achieve national independence in 1956. Egyptians have not relinquished their
aspirations in the Nile Valley. For Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo, the adab ...
While this simplified narrative is designed only to orient the reader to the
historical relationships my study explores, it provides a basis for understanding
the complex identity hinted at by the label 'Muslim Arab Sudanese'. This
complexity is ...
Historical ties and broad cultural similarities with Egyptian mainstream society
have rendered Sudanese in Cairo neither foreigners nor citizens; they are an
integral part of Egyptian social, economic, and political life and yet bear a legally
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
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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