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Performing Piety - a book by Nieuwkerk, Karin van

Performing Piety

Singers and Actors in Egypt's Islamic Revival

Performing Piety( )
Author: Nieuwkerk, Karin van
ISBN:978-0-292-74586-5
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

In the 1980s, Egypt witnessed a growing revival of religiosity among large sectors of the population, including artists. Many pious stars retired from art, "repented" from "sinful" activities, and dedicated themselves to worship, preaching, and charity. Their public conversions were influential in spreading piety to the Egyptian upper class during the 1990s, which in turn enabled the development of pious markets for leisure and art, thus facilitating the return of artists as veiled...
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Pages:332
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / General
Social Science / Islamic Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 26 Inches
Book Weight:1.56 Pounds

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