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Yousry Nasrallah: The Pursuit of Autonomy in the Arab and European Film Markets

Geer, Benjamin. (2015) Yousry Nasrallah: The Pursuit of Autonomy in the Arab and European Film Markets. In: Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique. Bloomington, pp. 142-165.

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Abstract

This chapter surveys the career of the Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah (born 1952).¹ Through an analysis of the eight feature-length films he directed between 1988 and 2012, it considers the relationships between his social background and biography, his pursuit of autonomy from the economic interests of mainstream film production, and the ways his films challenge social norms.
Autonomy can be understood in terms of the sociological theory of Pierre Bourdieu, where it has a specific meaning. For Bourdieu, the production of cultural goods often takes place in “fields.” The social world of cinema is a field in this sense, like...
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UniBasel Contributors:Geer, Benjamin Lewis
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:978-0-253-01652-2
e-ISSN:978-0-253-01658-4
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item -- This article was published as Benjamin Geer, "Yousry Nasrallah: The Pursuit of Autonomy in the Arab and European Film Markets," in Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique, Bloomington: Indiana University Press (2015), pp. 142-165. No part of this article may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or distributed, in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographic, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Indiana University Press. For re-use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center (www.copyright.com, 508-744-3350). For all other permissions, please visit http://iupress.indiana.edu.
Language:English
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