Kirsti Thorsen: Summary

 

 

 

 

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KIRSTI THORSEN SUMMARY

 

 

Kirsti Thorsen seeks to analyse the frequent references to the dervish cult of Sufi Islam in the rebetika texts, by relating them to the culture of the manges in Piraeus at the beginning of the 20th century. She argues that this symbolism serves as metaphors in the construction of a separate identity and articulation of a special world-view of this social group, which stands in opposition to the accepted norms and values of the dominant culture in urban Greece at the time.

 

 

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