Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice (Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies #13) (Hardcover)

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Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice (Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies #13) (Hardcover)

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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.

Samia Mehrez is Associate Professor at the Department of Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo, Egpyt.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415428972
ISBN-10: 0415428971
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies