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Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Egypt
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From its very beginnings in the early 1920s, Egyptian commercial cinema has served as a medium of popular culture, exploring various social, political, and moral issues relevant to Egypt and the Arab world in general. Along these lines, the cinema has both reflected upon and informed social constructions of female identity. Thus, the h…

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Joseph, Sabrina, “Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001415>
First published online: 2011

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