➥ [Epub] ➟ Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo By Barbara Drieskens ➯ – Horse-zine.co.uk

Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo chapter 1 Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo, meaning Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo, genre Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo, book cover Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo, flies Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo, Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo 4b48215f9e030 The Djinn Is An Invisible Spirit With A Will Of Its Own That May Hide In The Bathroom, Lurk In Dark Alleys Or Under Staircases To Seep Through The Pores Of Its Victims And Possess Them Djinns Have Long Been An Explanation For Illness And Misfortune And An Excuse For Unconventional BehaviourBarbara Drieskens Has Conducted Extensive Research Among Lower Middle Class Families In Cairo Today To See How Modern Egyptians Make A Place For These Ancient Beings In Their Busy Lives She Recounts The Impact Of Djinns On Both Men And Women, As These Spirits Are Not Restricted Or Do Not Restrict Themselves To The Domestic World Of WomenGiven That Djinns Can Be Anywhere Within The Body Of The Possessed Or Anywhere Outside Them Drieskens Pays Particular Attention To Concepts Of Person And Space She Also Explores The Importance Of Storytelling In Egyptian Society And Recounts First Hand Experiences Of Djinns And Possession In This Unique Ethnographic StudyBarbara Drieskens Is An Urban Anthropologist And An Assistant Visiting Professor At The American University Of Beirut Her Present Research In Beirut Focuses On The Issues Of Freedom And Social Control She Is The Co Editor Of Cities Of The South Citizenship And Exclusion In The St Century Saqi


15 thoughts on “Living With Djinns: Understanding and Dealing With the Invisible in Cairo

  1. says:

    This book is a rather strange combination of really interesting information and a really dry and somewhat dull tone, and that s a bit of a shame Because the subject s she discusses are fascinating, the detail she gives is impressive, and Drieskens is approaching it from a very personal perspective, it feels like it could and should be a somewhat livelier read It seems almost as if she is holding back to prevent it from coming across as potentially sensationalist, which is understandable, but it s something of a disservice to the book As it is, it reads in a rather dry and academic tone, and I think renders the book a bit less captivating which it really ought to be Nevertheless, worth the time.


  2. says:

    Only on page 18, but already a fascinating look at the culture and encounters with Djinns.


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