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Egypt's culture wars : politics and practice

Author: Samia Mehrez
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2010.
Series: Cairo Scholarship Online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty-first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies, and gender studies toanalyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass media, and the plastic arts. Anchored in the Egyptian historical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samia Mehrez
ISBN: 9774163745 9789774163746
OCLC Number: 776813031
Notes: Title from PDF of title page.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: take them out of the ball game --
Egypt's cultural players in crisis --
Dr Ramzi and Mr Sharaf: Sonallah Ibrahim and the duplicity of the literary field --
Children of our alley: the AUC Naguib Mahfouz award and the Egyptian literary field --
The big one: the intellectual and the political in modern Egyptian literature --
The value of freedom: the writer against the establishment --
Lost in globalization: education and the stranded Egyptian elite --
Translating gender between the local and the global --
Where have all the families gone? Egyptian literary texts of the 1990s --
From the hara to the imara: emerging urban metaphors in the literary production on contemporary Cairo --
Taking the soap out of the opera: the case of Hagg Mitwalli's family --
The new kid on the block: Bahibb issima and the emergence of the Coptic community in the Egyptian public sphere --
Found in Cairo: the limits of representation in the visual field --
Literature and literalism: the Al-khubz al-hafi crisis reconsidered.
Series Title: Cairo Scholarship Online.
Responsibility: Samia Mehrez.

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