Egypt's Culture Wars
Politics and Practice
By (author) Samia Mehrez
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Egypt's Culture Wars by Samia Mehrez
Book DescriptionThis ground-breaking 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 to analyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass media and the plastic arts. Anchored in the Egyptian historical and social contexts and inspired by the influential work of Pierre Bourdieu, it rigorously places these debates and battles within the larger framework of a set of questions about the relationship between the cultural and political fields in Egypt.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415428972
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Samia Mehrez
Revolution is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir, Paperback (November 2014)
Egypt's Culture Wars, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Samia Mehrez
A look at some of the raging debates in the arts in Egypt
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Author Biography - Samia Mehrez
Samia Mehrez is Associate Professor at the Department of Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo, Egpyt.
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