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Khul' Divorce in EgyptPublic Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life$
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Nadia Sonneveld

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164842

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001

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Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

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(p.59) 3 Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen
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Khul' Divorce in Egypt
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Nadia Sonneveld

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0004

Describes and analyzes the use of styles of dress, music, and language in two films: Muhami khul' and Uridu khul'an, showing that these works of popular culture served to articulate a political message through which the Egyptian state was ridiculed and criticized.

Keywords:   Film and cartoon portrayals of khul', Fellahin and peasants, Male identity and masculinity, Upper Egypt vs Cairo societal norms, Tradition and modernity, Egyptian television serials

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