Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International

Edited by Walter Armbrust

in Mass Mediations

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520219250
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923096 | DOI:
Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International

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This chapter considers an instance of transnational media flow that is nonhierarchical but rather horizontal between two nonmetropolitan nations, from Israel to Egypt, and studies the impact of Sa'ida Sultan, a transsexual singer who became popular through underground cassette tapes. It also discusses a transnational phenomenon through national categories, and shows that Sultan serves to mark important borders between and within the two societies.

Keywords: transnational media flow; Israeli-Egyptian border; Sa'ida Sultan; transsexual singer; underground cassette tapes

Chapter.  15414 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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