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Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0748655662
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel PDF Format Full Free by Ziad Elmarsafy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-08-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will present close readings of three contemporary Arabic novelists - an Egyptian (Gamal Al-Ghitany), an Algerian (Taher Ouettar) and a Touareg Libyan (Ibrahim Al-Koni) - who have all turned to Sufism as a literary strategy aimed at negotiating i


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Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135008922
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World PDF Format Full Free by Carool Kersten and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-06-17 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents an intellectual history of today’s Muslim world, surveying contemporary Muslim thinking in its various manifestations, addressing a variety of themes that impact on the lives of present-day Muslims. Focusing on the period from roughly the late 1960s to the first decade of the twenty-first century, the book is global in its approach and offers an overview of different strands of thought and trends in the development of new ideas, distinguishing between traditional, reactionary, and progressive approaches. It presents a variety of themes and issues including: The continuing relevance of the legacy of traditional Islamic learning as well as the use of reason; the centrality of the Qur’an; the spiritual concerns of contemporary Muslims; political thought regarding secularity, statehood, and governance; legal and ethical debates; related current issues like human rights, gender equality, and religious plurality; as well as globalization, ecology and the environment, bioethics, and life sciences. An alternative account of Islam and the Muslim world today, counterbalancing narratives that emphasise politics and confrontations with the West, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars of Islam.


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Religion, Mysticism and Modern Arabic Literature

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Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
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ISBN 13 : 9783447053259
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Religion, Mysticism and Modern Arabic Literature PDF Format Full Free by Reuven Snir and published by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. This book was released on 2006 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the significant phenomena in modern Arabic literature since the 1960s has been the use of mystical concepts, figures and motifs for the expression of contemporary experiences, philosophies and ideologies. The book investigates this phenomenon mainly with regard to the creative poetic process and the use of literary masks. It also deals with the complicated relationship between Arabic literature and Islam as well as with the literary activities by religious traditional circles. In a welter of publications committed Muslim authors try to prove that there is no inherent contradiction between art and Islam, and at the same time to lay the theoretical foundations for an "Islamist" poetics encompassing the various branches of literary production. Within the secular canonical circles, however, these activities and texts are considered extremely marginal and none of the authors concerned has gained any canonical status. The growing number of cases, in which attempts at censorship on religious and moral grounds have been challenged, prove also that Arabic literature has become more and more secular.


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Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0748643419
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture PDF Format Full Free by Valerie Anishchenkova and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last 40 years, autobiography in Arab societies has moved away from exemplary life narratives and toward more unorthodox techniques such as erotic memoir writing, postmodernist self-fragmentation, cinematographic self-projection and blogging. Valerie Anishchenkova argues that the Arabic autobiographical genre has evolved into a mobile, unrestricted category arming authors with narrative tools to articulate their selfhood. Reading works from Arab nations such as Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Syria and Lebanon, Anishchenkova connects the century's rapid political and ideological developments to increasing autobiographical experimentation in Arabic works. The immense scope of her study also forces consideration of film and online forms of self-representation and offers a novel theoretical framework to these various modes of autobiographical cultural production.


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Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1351357239
Pages : 234 pages
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Download Bildungsroman and the Arab Novel PDF Format Full Free by Maria Elena Paniconi and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a close-reading of a corpus of novels featuring young protagonists in their path toward adulthood, the book shows how Bildungsroman impacted the formation of the Egyptian narrative. On a larger scale, the book helps the reader to understand the key role played by the coming of age novel in the definition and perception of modern Arab subjectivity. Exploring the role of Bildungsroman in shaping the canonical Egyptian novel, the book discusses the case of Zaynab by Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1913) as an example of early Arab Bildungsnarrative. It focuses on Latifa Zayyat’s masterpiece The Open Door and the novels of the 90es Generation, offering a gender-based analysis of the Egyptian Bildungsroman. It provides insightful readings about the function of the novel in women’s re-negotiation of social boundaries. The study shows how the stories of youth present universal themes such as the thwarted quest for love, the struggle for personal fulfilment, the desire to achieve a cultural modernity often felt as "other than self". The book is a journey in the Twentieth Century Egyptian Novel, seen through the lens of the transnational form of Bildungsroman. It is a key resource to students and academics interested in Arabic literature, comparative literature and cultural studies.


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Religion in the Egyptian Novel

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474417086
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Religion in the Egyptian Novel PDF Format Full Free by Phillips Christina Phillips and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-24 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an in-depth, original survey of religion in the modern Arabic novel. Tracing the relationship from the genesis of the form in the early 20th century to present, Phillips provides a thematic exploration of the push and pull between religion and secularism as it played out on the pages of the Egyptian novel. Through close readings of representative texts, the book reveals the manifold ways in which Islam, Christianity, Sufism, myth, ritual and intertext have engaged in modern Arabic literature and culture more broadly.


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Islam on the Street

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ISBN 13 : 9780742562066
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Islam on the Street PDF Format Full Free by Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book explores some of the most important Arabic and Islamic poetry, prose, and fiction from the twentieth century and discusses what secular intellectuals can do to reconnect with the masses.


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Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474427669
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Yasmine Ramadan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1960s Egypt a group of writers exploded onto the literary scene, transforming the aesthetic landscape. Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction explores how this literary generation presents a marked shift in the representation of rural, urban and exilic space, reflecting a disappointment with the project of the postcolonial nation-state in Egypt. Combining a sociological approach to literature with detailed close readings, Yasmine Ramadan explores the spatial representations that embodied this shift within the Egyptian literary scene and the disappearance of an idealized nation in the Egyptian novel. This study provides a robust examination of the emergence and establishment of some of the most significant writers in modern Egyptian literature, and their influence across six decades, while also tracing the social, economic, political and aesthetic changes that marked this period in Egypt's contemporary history.


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Modern Arabic Literature

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474420524
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Modern Arabic Literature PDF Format Full Free by Reuven Snir and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-02 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of Arabic literature is blossoming. This book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework to help research this highly prolific and diverse production of contemporary literary texts. Based on the achievements of historical poetics, in particular those of Russian formalism and its theoretical legacy, this framework offers flexible, transparent, and unbiased tools to understand the relevant contexts within the literary system. The aim is to enhance our understanding of Arabic literature, throw light on areas of literary production that traditionally have been neglected, and stimulate others to take up the fascinating challenge of mapping out and exploring them.


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The Scarecrow

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13 : 1477302522
Pages : 129 pages
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Download The Scarecrow PDF Format Full Free by Ibrahim al-Koni and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.


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Historical Dictionary of Sufism

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ISBN 13 : 0810879743
Pages : 582 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Sufism PDF Format Full Free by John Renard and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most broadly accepted explanation of Sufism is the etymological derivation of the term from the Arabic for “wool,” ṣūf, associating practitioners with a preference for poor, rough clothing. This explanation clearly identifies Sufism with ascetical practice and the importance of manifesting spiritual poverty through material poverty. In fact, some of the earliest “Western” descriptions of individuals now widely associated with the larger phenomenon of Sufism identified them with the Arabic term faqīr, mendicant, or its most common Persian equivalent, darwīsh. Sufism, as presented here embraces a host of features including the ritual, institutional, psychological, hermeneutical, artistic, literary, ethical, and epistemological. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, major historical figures and movements, practices, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sufism.


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The Modernist World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317696158
Pages : 650 pages
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Download The Modernist World PDF Format Full Free by Allana Lindgren and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the United States and Canada. A detailed introduction provides an overview of the scholarly terrain, and highlights different themes and concerns that emerge in the volume. The Modernist World is essential reading for those new to the subject as well as more advanced scholars in the area – offering clear introductions alongside new and refreshing insights.


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Premises and Problems

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438482485
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Premises and Problems PDF Format Full Free by Luiza Franco Moreira and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2021-05-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position. World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to critically interrogate world literature and cinema, Premises and Problems approaches this system from the perspective of languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position. This perspective raises new questions about the nature of literary hegemony and the structure of world literature: How is hegemony established? What are the costs of losing it? What does hegemony mask? How is it masked? The contributors focus predominantly on literatures outside the small circle of prestigious modern European languages and on films and film criticism produced outside the best-known centers. The inclusion of this unfamiliar material calls attention to some areas of obscurity that make key features of the system indistinct, or that make it difficult to trace relationships between texts that hold different levels of prestige, such as those of the Global North and the Global South. The book argues that the study of world literature and cinema will profit from a sustained and informed engagement with the body of work produced by historical social scientists committed to the perspective of the world-system. Luiza Franco Moreira is Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is the author and editor of several books in Portuguese.


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Oriental Languages and Civilizations

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Publisher : Wydawnictwo UJ
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ISBN 13 : 832337127X
Pages : 326 pages
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Download Oriental Languages and Civilizations PDF Format Full Free by Barbara Michalak-Pikulska and published by Wydawnictwo UJ. This book was released on 2020-10-19 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume consists of six parts devoted to literature, languages, history, culture, science, religions and philosophy of the Eastern World. Its aim is to portray the present-day state of oriental studies, which are here understood predominantly as philologies of Asia and Africa, but also as a field of study including other, adjacent disciplines of the humanities, not neglecting the history of oriental research. The book’s multidisciplinary content reflects the multi- and often interdisciplinary nature of oriental studies today. Part 1 (Literature) offers new insights into belles-lettres written in Arabic, Hindi, Turkish, Urdu, Persian and Japanese. Part 2 (Linguistics) contains studies on Sanskrit texts (in a stylometric approach), Japanese nominals, Japanese poetry as a linguistic source, Arabic translations of the Bible, Arabic dialect of Morocco, Arabic culinary terms of Persian origin and Turkish vocabulary of the language reform era. Part 3 (History) investigates Napoleon’s campaign in the Middle East, Middle Eastern-Russian relations in the 18th century, the history of Seljuk Empire and the works of a Moroccan historian, Ǧaʿfar Ibn Aḥmad an-Nāṣīrī as-Salawī. Part 4 (Historyof Oriental Studies) deals with the history of oriental studies in Kraków and with the problems of a critical edition of the Quran. Part 5 (Culture and Science) examines the artistic achievements of Egyptian moviemaker Yūsuf Šahīn and possible influence of the Muslim science on medieval Polish scholars. Part 6 (Religion and Philosophy) explores some philosophical concepts of the Confucian ethics and the contribution of Karīma Bint Aḥmad Al-Marwaziyya to preservation and transmission of some religious traditions of Islam.


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The Sufi Paradigm and the Makings of a Vernacular Knowledge in Colonial India

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030419916
Pages : 318 pages
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Download The Sufi Paradigm and the Makings of a Vernacular Knowledge in Colonial India PDF Format Full Free by Michel Boivin and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-06-01 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates how a local elite built upon colonial knowledge to produce a vernacular knowledge that maintained the older legacy of a pluralistic Sufism. As the British reprinted a Sufi work, Shah Abd al-Latif Bhittai's Shah jo risalo, in an effort to teach British officers Sindhi, the local intelligentsia, particularly driven by a Hindu caste of professional scribes (the Amils), seized on the moment to promote a transformation from traditional and popular Sufism (the tasawuf) to a Sufi culture (Sufiyani saqafat). Using modern tools, such as the printing press, and borrowing European vocabulary and ideology, such as Theosophical Society, the intelligentsia used Sufism as an idiomatic matrix that functioned to incorporate difference and a multitude of devotional traditions—Sufi, non-Sufi, and non-Muslim—into a complex, metaphysical spirituality that transcended the nation-state and filled the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional voids of postmodernity.


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The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 019108140X
Pages : 896 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies PDF Format Full Free by Mustafa Shah and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-28 with total page 896 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Qur'an is the foundational sacred text of the Islamic faith. Traditionally revered as the literal word of God, its pronouncements and discussions form the bedrock of Islamic beliefs and teachings. Notwithstanding its religious pre-eminence and the fact that it is the sacred text for over one billion of the world's Muslims, the Qur'an is also considered to be the matchless masterpiece of the Arabic language. Its historical impact as a text can be discerned in all aspects of the heritage of the Arabic literary tradition. Over recent decades, academic engagement with the Qur'an has produced an impressive array of scholarship, ranging from detailed studies of the text's unique language, style and structure, to meticulous surveys of its contents, concepts and historical contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies is an essential reference and starting point for those with an academic interest in the Qur'an. It offers not only detailed reviews of influential subjects in the field, but also a critical overview of developments in the research discourse. It explores the tradition of Qur'anic exegesis and hermeneutics, making it a comprehensive academic resource for the study of the Qur'an. No single volume devoted to such a broad academic survey of the state of the field currently exists.


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Popular Dance and Music in Modern Egypt

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476643113
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Popular Dance and Music in Modern Egypt PDF Format Full Free by Sherifa Zuhur and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-12-22 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an exploration into the history, aesthetics, social reality, regulation, and transformation of dance and dance music in Egypt. It covers Oriental dance, known as belly dance or danse du ventre, regional or group-specific dances and rituals, sha'bi (lower-class urban music and dance style), mulid (drawing on Sufi tradition and saints' day festivals) and mahraganat (youth-created, primarily electronic music with lively rhythms and biting lyrics). The chapters discuss genres and sub-genres and their evolution, the demeanor of dancers, trends old and new, and social and political criticism that use the imagery of dance or a dancer. Also considered are the globalization of Egyptian dance, the replication or fantasies of raqs sharqi outside of Egypt, as well as the dance as a hobby, competitive dance form, and focus of international dance festivals.