Film and Counterculture in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising

Authors: Taha, Amir

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  • The first book of its kind to explore the relationship between cinema and the 2011 Egyptian uprising through cinema
  • Establishes a theoretical concept of counterculture useful in the analysis of the current and emergent forms of rebellion and resistance across the globe
  • Contributes to current research by attempting to place the Arab Spring into a theoretical frame which argues for a new and topical model of rebellion and struggle
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This book examines how film articulates countercultural flows in the context of the Egyptian Revolution. The book interrogates the gap between radical politics and radical aesthetics by analyzing counterculture as a form, drawing upon Egyptian films produced between 2010 and 2016. The work offers a definition of counterculture which liberates the term from its Western frame and establishes a theoretical concept of counterculture which is more globally redolent. The book opens a door for further research of the Arab Uprising, arguing for a new and topical model of rebellion and struggle, and sheds light on the interaction between cinema and the street as well as between cultural narratives and politics in the context of the 2011 Egyptian uprising. What is counterculture in the twenty-first century? What role does cinema play in this new notion of counterculture?

About the authors

Amir Taha is a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a PhD in English Literatures and Cultures from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and is a member of the DAAD’s The Literary Cultures of the Global South network. He has taught various courses on Cultural and Film Studies at both the University of Tübingen and the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also co-editor of the upcoming volume, Cinemas of the Global South: Towards Southern Aesthetics (2022).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Film and Counterculture in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68900-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68900-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68899-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 318
Number of Illustrations
36 illustrations in colour
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