Baladi Women of Cairo: Playing with an Egg and a Stone
Traditional, urban Egyptian women - baladi women - extol themselves with the proverb, A baladi woman can play with an egg and a stone without breaking the egg. Evelyn Early illustrates this and other expressions of baladi women's self-identity by observing and recording their everyday discourse and how these women - who consider themselves destitute yet savvy - handle such matters as housing, work, marriage, religion, health and life in general.
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Spontaneous Performance and Everyday Life
Playing with an Egg and
To Dupe or Be Duped
Processions and Vows
Let Me Tell You What Happened
Daily Life and WellBeing
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