Egypt's Culture Wars

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Egypt's Culture Wars

By Samia Mehrez

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This 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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Social Sciences -> Media Studies

Egypt's Culture Wars
Politics and Practice
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 4/1/08
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 352 pages

ISBN 10: 1134109512
ISBN 13: 9781134109517
Print ISBN: 9780203929001

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