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Considering the paradoxical position of al-raqs al-baladi or "belly dance" in Egyptian social life, as both a vibrant and a contested cultural form, this issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science considers the impact of wider socio-cultural and political forces on the marginalization of professional performers, on the one hand, and in defining the parameters for non-professi ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published April 25th 2014 by American University in Cairo Press (first published July 15th 2013)
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