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By Ziad Fahmy

The pop culture of pre-revolution Egypt did greater than entertain—it created a state. Songs, jokes, and satire, comedic sketches, performs, and poetry, all supplied a chance for dialogue and debate approximately nationwide identification and an outlet for resistance to British and elite authority. This ebook examines how, from the 1870s till the eve of the 1919 revolution, renowned media and tradition supplied usual Egyptians with a framework to build and negotiate a latest nationwide identity.

Ordinary Egyptians shifts the common concentration of analysis clear of the highbrow elite to appreciate the swift politicization of the growing to be literate heart sessions and brings the semi-literate and illiterate city lots extra absolutely into the ancient narrative. It introduces the concept that of "media-capitalism," which expands the research of nationalism past print on my own to include audiovisual and function media. It was once via those quite a few media collective camaraderie crossing classification strains was once shaped and, as this e-book uncovers, an Egyptian nationwide identification emerged.

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