Singers and Actors in Egypt's Islamic Revival
||Nieuwkerk, Karin van|
|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...