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Technology, labor, and mediation in Egyptian film production

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This thesis examines the way in which imponderable problems are mediated in the everyday work of commercial film production in Egypt. By 'imponderable problem', I mean a working problem encountered in an extended production process whereby the individual worker, in the present, cannot account for all courses of action leading onto the process’s expected outcome. I argue that workers in film production can never entirely solve this kind of problem: they 'mediate' it. They rely on various as...

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SSD
Department:
SAME
Department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Supervisor
Department:
Oriental Studies
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Supervisor
Department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Examiner
Department:
Anthropology
Role:
Examiner
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2017-05-04

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