"A Trade like Any Other": Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt
Shay, Anthony, The Middle East Journal
"A Trade Like Any Other": Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt, by Karin Van Nieuwkerk. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995. v + 185 pages. Append. to p. 192. Notes to p. 206. Gloss. to p. 209. Bibl. to p. 219. Index to p. 226. $35 cloth; $15.95 paper.
The field of dance research in the Middle East, particularly that of belly dancing, is awash with Orientalist articles and books written primarily by belly-dance enthusiasts who subscribe to a "mysterious East." Thus, Van Nieuwkerk's splendid, well-researched new work on Egyptian female singers and dancers is a highly welcome addition to the literature of dance. She states that "the topic of this study could thus be taken as a …
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Publication information: Article title: "A Trade like Any Other": Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt. Contributors: Shay, Anthony - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 50. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 1996. Page number: 273+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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