[[ DOWNLOAD PDF ]] ⇗ Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible in Cairo ⇻ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Only on page 18, but already a fascinating look at the culture and encounters with Djinns. [[ DOWNLOAD PDF ]] ☙ Living with Djinns: Understanding and Dealing with the Invisible in Cairo ⇺ 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