Author

Noor Salama

Abstract

This thesis explores the notion of 'dawsha' (an Arabic word, indicating noise or sound out of place) as an order-word that stratifies social worlds in Cairo and marks and crystallises differences within aural taxonomies along various axes of difference and marginalisation. It also investigates dawsha as a space and a site for resistance, and for the making and unmaking of relationships in contemporary Cairo.

Degree Name

MA in Sociology-Anthropology

Graduation Date

Fall 2-2019

Online Submission Date

9-3-2017

First Advisor

Munira Khayyat

Committee Member 1

Manuel Schwabb

Committee Member 2

Martina Rieker

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Extent

131 p.

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