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Douglas, Allen und Fedwa Malti-Douglas: Arab Comic Strips. Politics of an Emerging Mass Culture. (Arab & Islamic Studies.) Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1994. (263 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0253318149
BibTeX citation key: Douglas1994
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Categories: General
Keywords: Afrika, Arabien
Creators: Douglas, Malti-Douglas
Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press (Bloomington)
Introduces the comic strip literature of the Arab world. Through a variety of critical techniques, this book examines the publishing history, political positions, and audiences of Arab comic strip magazines; the Egyptianization of Mickey Mouse; and the transformation of political figures such as Nasser and Saddam Husayn into comic strip heroes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)
Note on Translation, Transcription, Abbreviation, Citation, and Illustrations (xiii)

1. Introduction: The World of Arab Comic Strips (1)
2. Mickey in Cairo, Ramsîs in Paris (9)
3. Nasser, or the Hero in Strips (27)
4. Machismo and Arabism: Saddam Husayn as Lone Hero (46)
5. Radicalism in Strips: Ahmad Hijâzî (60)
6. Sacred Images: Islamic Comic Strips (83)
7. Syria: The Party-State and Its Strips (110)
8. Tradition Viewed from the Maghrib: Tunisia (130)
9. Arabian Success Story: Mâjid (150)
10. Bilingual Politics: The Algerian Strip (174)
11. Images in Exile: Beur Comic Strips (198)
12. Regional Highways, Regional Signs (217)

Notes (229)
Sources (247)
Index (255)

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