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Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt

  title={Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt},
  author={L. Abu-Lughod},
  • L. Abu-Lughod
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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