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Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture - Politics, Language and Resistance (Hardcover): Jacob Hoigilt

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Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture - Politics, Language and Resistance (Hardcover)

Jacob Hoigilt

Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies

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Comic books for adults have become one of the most novel and colourful forms of cultural expression in the Arab world today. During the last ten years, young Arabs have crafted stories explaining issues such as authoritarianism, resistance, war, sex, gender relations and youth culture. These are distributed through informal channels as well as independent bookstores and websites. Events like the annual Cairocomix festival in Egypt and the Mahmoud Kahil Award in Lebanon evidence the importance of this cultural phenomenon. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture focuses on the production of these comics in Egypt and Lebanon, countries at the forefront of the development of the genre for adults. Jacob Hoigilt guides the reader through the emergence of independent comics, explores their social and political critique, and analyses their visual and verbal rhetoric. Analysing more than 50 illustrations, included here, he shows that Arab comics are revealing of the changing attitudes towards politics, social relations and even language. While political analysts often paint a bleak picture of the Arab world after 2011, this book suggests that art and storytelling continue to nourish a spirit of liberty and freedom despite political setbacks. Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture provides a fresh and original insight into the politics of the Middle East and cultural expression in the Arab World.

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Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies
Release date: December 2018
Authors: Jacob Hoigilt
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-1-78453-985-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Sociolinguistics
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Political subversion
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
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LSN: 1-78453-985-6
Barcode: 9781784539856

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