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Popular Egyptian CinemaGender, Class, and Nation$
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Viola Shafik

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789774160530

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Popular Egyptian Cinema
Author(s):

Viola Shafik

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0001

One of the basic problems of Egyptian mainstream film that has prevented it from enjoying any considerable appreciation abroad was its technical standard which had deteriorated markedly since the 1970s, and improved only at the turn of the millennium. Egyptian films have been extensively reviewed and discussed by Arab critics and researchers in respect to the representation of women and other social, political, and religious questions, but with very limited results, because their approaches have been either strongly historiographic, descriptive, or solely concerned with the problem of social representation without looking at other factors that are involved in the production of meaning. The book is divided into three parts—nation; gender; and class.

Keywords:   Egyptian films, mainstream, Arab critics, nation, gender, class

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