Arts and the Uprising in Egypt

Author: Samia Mehrez
ISBN: 9789774167584
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The January 2011 Egyptian uprising had dramatic, far-reaching effects on cultural production in Egypt. It sparked new developments and transformations in content and genre and laid open challenge to the powerful role traditionally played by the country's ministry of culture in the field of artistic expression. The eight chapters in Arts and the Uprising in Egypt offer a timely and much-needed survey of key realms of cultural production in Egypt since January 2011. They show how this explosion of cultural expression was of a piece with the change in people's relationship to power and authority that took place after the uprising and yet how this cultural resurgence had its roots in political struggles that predated 2011. Editors Samia Mehrez and Mona Abaza argue that a binary discourse of utopian success and failure is inadequate to the task of describing the paradoxes, complexities, and irreversible processes that are the true driving force of revolutionary change. The chapters in this book detail the main areas where cultures of dissent are forming-cultural policy, photography, education, film, satire, music, the visual arts, and literature-providing rich insight into the artists and initiatives that have played an integral role in the transformation of Egypt's public sphere since the fall of Mubarak. Arts and the Uprising in Egypt will be of interest to scholars of cultural production, revolution, and mass media in the Middle East, as well as art curators and critics, and music and cinema scholars.

Translating Dissent

Author: Mona Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317398467
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*Written by the winners of the Inttranews Linguists of the Year award for 2016!* Discursive and non-discursive interventions in the political arena are heavily mediated by various acts of translation that enable protest movements to connect across the globe. Focusing on the Egyptian experience since 2011, this volume brings together a unique group of activists who are able to reflect on the complexities, challenges and limitations of one or more forms of translation and its impact on their ability to interact with a variety of domestic and global audiences. Drawing on a wide range of genres and modalities, from documentary film and subtitling to oral narratives, webcomics and street art, the 18 essays reveal the dynamics and complexities of translation in protest movements across the world. Each unique contribution demonstrates some aspect of the interdependence of these movements and their inevitable reliance on translation to create networks of solidarity. The volume is framed by a substantial introduction by Mona Baker and includes an interview with Egyptian activist and film-maker, Philip Rizk. With contributions by scholars and artists, professionals and activists directly involved in the Egyptian revolution and other movements, Translating Dissent will be of interest to students of translation, intercultural studies and sociology, as well as the reader interested in the study of social and political movements. Online materials, including links to relevant websites and videos, are available at Additional resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal:

Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Mounira Soliman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415509726
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This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons, music, dance, photo-tattoos, graphic novels, fiction, and advertisements. Contributors to the volume span an array of specializations ranging across literary, postcolonial, gender, media, and Middle Eastern studies and contextualize their views within a larger historical and political moment, analyzing the emergence of a popular expression in the Middle East and North Africa region in recent years, and drawing conclusions pertaining to the direction of popular culture within a geopolitical context. The importance of this book lies in presenting a fresh perspective on popular culture, combining media that are not often combined and offering a topical examination of recent popular production, aiming to counter stereotypical representations of Islamophobia and otherness by bringing together the perspectives of scholars from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines. The collection shows that popular culture can effect changes and alter perceptions and stereotypes, constituting an area where people of different ethnicities, genders, and orientations can find common grounds for expression and connection.

Women Culture and the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Author: Dalia Mostafa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317211103
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This book comes at a time when the Egyptian nation is facing deep divisions about the notion and definition of ‘revolution’. The articles here aim to look at the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and the central role of women within it from a critical perspective. Our objective is not to glorify the revolution or inflate the role of Egyptian women within its parameters, but to analyse and critique both the achievements and setbacks of this revolution and the contributions of various strata of women to the revolutionary process, which is still unfolding. Women’s participation is part of a broader picture and needs to be considered as an essential element of the ongoing struggle for freedom and social justice, not in isolation of it. The reader will soon realise that the authors in this book, perhaps, agree on one profound aspect of the 2011 Revolution: the struggle is ongoing, and the revolutionary process is still being shaped and recreated. The story of the Egyptian Revolution still resists any kind of closure despite the ascendance of the military regime once again to power. The years to come will no doubt witness an expansion of the political and cultural archive of the Egyptian and Arab uprisings, accompanied by much academic work on their impact and significance. Women’s roles and contributions need to occupy a central position in these academic analyses. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal for Cultural Research.

National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries

Author: T. Guaaybess
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137301937
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A state-of-the-art analysis of the situation of national television in Arab countries, addressing what Arab national broadcastings today say about public policy and political opening. The essays deal with the reforms of public broadcasting organizations and the evolution, perspectives and issues of national broadcasting.

Frankfurt Main und Rhein Main Gebiet

Author: Oliver Schwarzkopf
Publisher: Art Stock
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It all started when the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin started to prepare the exhibition "Spray City" in the included in "X94 - young art and culture." Within the research for this event the authors discovered the unbelievable variety of this phenomenon called Grafitti. A fantastic world of pictures, complex, multi-layered philosophies and massive prejudices in all classes of the people were only some of the problems and contrasts that were met. This led to the idea to continue researches in the field this uncommon, transitory and still so vast new expression of art. The result is a kind of an ongoing encyclopedia of Grafitti containing 14 volumes so far.