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Representation: Film: Palestine
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Representations of women in Palestinian film are affected by a number of local, regional, and global phenomena. To begin with, filmic depictions of Palestinian women are affected by a larger history of the representation of Arab women (and, indeed, of the Arab world and its residents in general) that stretches back to the early days of photography. Photography came to the Arab worl…

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Nadia Yaqub, “Representation: Film: Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002138>
First published online: 2017

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