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ZarSpirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Hager El Hadidi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Zar is both a possessing spirit and a set of reconciliation rites between the spirits and their human hosts: living in a parallel yet invisible world, the capricious spirits manifest their anger by ... More

Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Dalia M. Gouda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

From the 1980s onward, billions of dollars were poured into irrigation improvement programs in Egypt. These aimed at improving local Nile water management through the introduction of more ... More

Subjects of Empires/Citizens of StatesYemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

Subjects of Empires/Citizens of States: Yemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

Samson A. Bezabeh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167294
eISBN:
9781617976797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167294.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Although the Horn of Africa was historically one of the earliest destinations for Yemeni migrants, it has been overlooked by scholars, who have otherwise meticulously documented the Yemeni presence ... More

Occupied LivesMaintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Nina Gren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Media coverage of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one’s knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary, they are often reduced to either victims or ... More

Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?

Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

David Sims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country’s problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new ... More

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