Corpus ID: 190413845

Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture

@inproceedings{Fahmy2011OrdinaryEC,
  title={Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture},
  author={Ziad Fahmy},
  year={2011}
}
The popular culture of pre-revolution Egypt did more than entertain - it created a nation. Songs, jokes, and satire, comedic sketches, plays, and poetry, all provided an opportunity for discussion and debate about national identity and an outlet for resistance to British and elite authority. This book examines how, from the 1870s until the eve of the 1919 revolution, popular media and culture provided ordinary Egyptians with a framework to construct and negotiate a modern national identity… Expand
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