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Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt

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How do people come to think of themselves as part of a nation? Dramas of Nationhood identifies a fantastic cultural form that binds together the Egyptian nation--television serials. These melodramatic programs--like soap operas but more closely tied to political and social issues than their Western counterparts--have been shown on television in Egypt for more than thirty years. In this book, Lila Abu-Lughod examines the shifting politics of these serials and the way their contents both reflect and seek to direct the ...

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Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt
2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226001975

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Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt
2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226001968

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