Belly Dance and Glocalisation: Constructing Gender in Egypt and on the Global Stage

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Belly Dance and Glocalisation: Constructing Gender in Egypt and on the Global Stage

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dc.contributor.author McDonald, Caitlin en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-17T16:05:32Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T17:26:39Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T11:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-15 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an ethnography of the global belly dance community with particular reference to the transmission of dance paradigms from Cairo to the international dance community. Key words describing my topic include dance, gender, performance, group dynamics, social norms and resistance, public vs. private, tourism, and globalisation. I hypothesize that social dancing is used in many parts of the world as a space outside ordinary life in which to demonstrate compliance with or to challenge prevailing social paradigms. The examination of dance as a globalised unit of cultural capital is an emerging field. With this in mind I investigate the way this dance is employed in professional, semi-professional, and non-professional settings in Egypt and in other parts of the world, notably North America and Europe. Techniques included interviewing members of the international dance community who engage in dance tourism, travelling from their homes to Egypt or other destinations in order to take dance classes, get costumes, or in other ways seek to have an 'authentic' dance experience. I also explored connections dancers fostered with other members of the dance community both locally and in geographically distant locations by using online blogs, websites, listservs and social networking sites. I conducted the first part of my fieldwork in Cairo following this with fieldwork in belly dance communities in the United States and Britain. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/119585 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreason Possibility of publication. en_GB
dc.rights All rights reserved by author. en_GB
dc.subject gender en_GB
dc.subject Middle East en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject tourism en
dc.subject cultural tourism en
dc.subject globalisation en
dc.subject glocalisation en
dc.subject belly dance en
dc.subject Oriental dance en_US
dc.subject Egyptian dance en_US
dc.subject Middle Eastern dance en_US
dc.subject MENA en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject femininity en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.subject ephemeral culture en
dc.subject material culture en
dc.subject paradigms en
dc.subject norms en
dc.subject normativity en
dc.subject challenges en
dc.subject fantasy en
dc.subject construction of self en
dc.subject construction of others en
dc.subject cultural capital en
dc.title Belly Dance and Glocalisation: Constructing Gender in Egypt and on the Global Stage en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2012-06-30T04:00:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T11:48:06Z
dc.contributor.advisor Al-Ali, Nadje en_GB
dc.publisher.department Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies en_GB
dc.publisher.department School of Humanities and Social Sciences en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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