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Badi'a Masabni, Artiste and Modernist

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0011
Badi'a Masabni, Artiste and Modernist

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This chapter shows the complexity of nationalist imagery from the 1930s. It introduces the “carnival of national identity,” which is a series of comic sketches that initially looks like an eclectic combination of elements. The chapter illustrates how these sketches were embedded in the popular culture of the period, and discusses the iconic value of “oral heritage.”

Keywords: nationalist imagery; national identity; comic sketches; popular culture; oral heritage

Chapter.  9901 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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