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Islamically Marked Bodies and Urban Space in Two Egyptian Films

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Since the 1970s Egyptian cinema has grappled with two closely related issues. First, filmmakers sought to neutralize the occurrence of Islamically marked bodies through visual conventions that either carefully excised them from the urban fabric, or alternatively, cast them as a political challenge to the state's modernist project. Secondly, filmmakers struggled to digest the material decline of urban space that had, in earlier eras, functioned as the aspirational site of modern life. Starting...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
354-373
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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1751-8342
ISSN:
1743-2200
Language:
English
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2013-11-17

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