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  1. Exile from within the homeland : self-representation and cultural identity in Arabic film


    URL/Identifizierer http://hdl.handle.net/1880/40598
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberAwwad, Julian M.
    Verleger University of Calgary
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2000
    Umfang 133 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmanalyse
    Freie Schlagworte FW Arabische Identität
    Beschreibung "One cannot consume and interpret the problematic notion of identity as a concept with "naturalistic" or constitutive implications. This study employs post-colonial theory in examining Arab cultural identity in Arabic film, as a case that exemplifies the problematic notion of identify. Because Arabness is an unstable culturaI rendition that fails to perform homogeneity, reference to an Arab national cinema as a cultural industry that is representative of "Arabness" becomes equally precarious: despite the common language often regarded as a unifying factor. By examining films by Egyptian Youssef Chahine and Syrian Dureid Lahham, one notes Arabness as a fragmented identity that is performed in layered ways. Even though Arabs identify against a Western "Other", "Arabness" is also performed intra-regionally by resorbing to binaries, an exclusive method that demarcates fixed boundaries between differing Arab identities. Even though Arabness is regarded as an essentialist construct. Arab identification is fragmented, and its performance is ambivalent." [Information des Anbieters]
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction: Points of Departure and Troubled Landings; Towards a Deconstruction of Arab Cultural Essentialisms; On Language and the Notion of an Arab National Cinema; The Subaltern Speaks in Youssef Chahine's Trilogy; Dureid Lahharn Reports on the Nation; Conclusions:Exile fkom within the Homeland; References
    Themen FWFilm>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Film in einzelnen Ländern
    RVK FWAP 45000; AP 46700; AP 59768; AP 59769
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAsien Orient Ferner Osten>>Arabische Halbinsel und benachbarte Gebiete>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>
    SpracheEnglisch
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