Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164842
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971082 | DOI:
Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

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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

Chapter.  9425 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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