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Companion Encyclopedia Of Middle Eastern And North African Film

01 Jan 2016-
TL;DR: In this paper, a companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film was downloaded and it was used as a reference for a book about the Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
Abstract: Thank you for downloading companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film. Maybe you have knowledge that, people have look numerous times for their chosen books like this companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film, but end up in infectious downloads. Rather than enjoying a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some infectious bugs inside their computer.
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01 May 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, an overlooked play written by Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972) is discussed and analyzed in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in literature or catalogues of manuscripts.
Abstract: This article aims to discuss and analyse an overlooked play written by Dr. Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972), who was a prominent Iranian poet and writer. Having spent several years outside Iran, his works were published in various journals including Jahaan-e Nou, Armaghaan and Yaadegaar. One of Mir Fakhraai’s literary outputs, i.e. this play, appears to have been overlooked in the scholarly works of modern Persian literature. This play is written in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in the literature or catalogues of manuscripts. The manuscript Persian MS. 996, which is held in the John Rylands Library, contains this play, entitled Sonaat-e Dehkade ‘The Village Sonata’, which was written under the pen name Golchin Gilaani in 1947 in London. This article will demonstrate the relationship between this work of Mir Fakhraai, and his other works by analysing the content and the structure of the play within the context of its production. Through analysing its content, first it will be shown how its content is a manifestation of the (in) direct impact of war (in this case World War II) on the Iranian diaspora and second the analysis will highlight the contribution of the play to Persian literary works. The final aim of the article is to highlight the importance of exploring Persian manuscripts holdings in which voices of authors, such as Mir Fakhraai, seem to have been overlooked.

4 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, Cem Yilmaz has become nearly synonymous with Turkish comedy through comedies like Arif V 216 (2018), taking this film as its focus, this article situates Yilmiş among his competitors while tracing...
Abstract: Cem Yilmaz has become nearly synonymous with Turkish comedy through comedies like Arif V 216 (2018). Taking this film as its focus, this article situates Yilmaz among his competitors while tracing ...

3 citations

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TL;DR: This paper analyzed 82 films featuring 121 Turkish Greek, Armenian and Jewish characters and found that non-Muslim characters often occupy minor, one-dimensional and sometimes threatening roles as these films are concerned with the stories of Turkish Muslim characters, who not only comprise the dominant group in society but also the vast majority of the audience.
Abstract: Abstract In the years between 1956 and 1975, Turkish film production boomed. These two decades were also the very last years in which non-Muslim characters were still appearing in a wide range of productions, and so they offer an important window into the representation of non-Muslims in the Turkish cinema of this period, known as Yeşilçam. This essay explores these representations by analyzing 82 films featuring 121 Turkish Greek, Armenian and Jewish characters. The representation of these non-Muslims is considered through the characters’ importance to the plot, their names, genders, manners, ways of speaking, occupations, families, religious activities, relationships with Turkish Muslim characters, and the stereotypes associated with them. Unsurprisingly, non-Muslim characters often occupy minor, one-dimensional – and sometimes threatening – roles as these films are concerned with the stories of Turkish Muslim characters, who not only comprise the dominant group in society but also the vast majority of the audience. Analysis of the films indicates that representations of non-Muslim characters that originate in traditional Turkish art forms have undergone considerable change in films due to the influence of increasing Turkish nationalism, together with the Turkification policies of the Turkish state.

1 citations

TL;DR: Gelincik and Benli as mentioned in this paper examined the theories of haunting, the uncanny and ghost in the movie Weasel and found out the methods in which the uncanny atmosphere was achieved in the narrative.
Abstract: Presence and absence are the situations that the individual determines through the other. The individual, who makes sense of and positions her/his existence through the other, begins to face reality when she/he realizes her/his own limits and potential. Facing the reality and looking beyond the reality takes place with the haunting of the ghosts that the individual carries within herself/himself. These ghosts, always there but revealing their existence only when seen, haunting with the same demand until seen, have a disturbing being with their timeless and uncanny presence. Jacques Derrida explains this power that tries to come out from the inside in the individual’s confrontation with herself/himself, these moments of confrontation where suppressed presences try to show themselves, with haunting. When the state of being uncanny, which can be defined by Sigmund Freud’s concept of unheimlich, is combined with Derrida’s interpretations of haunting, traces and ghosts, the individual’s state of defining her/his own existence through the other becomes different. In this definition, the other ceases to be an absolute necessity; the other becomes only an intermediary. In the study, the movie Weasel (Gelincik, Orçun Benli, 2020) is examined through the theories of haunting, the uncanny and ghost. The limits of being haunted, ghostly and uncanny were discussed, and the methods in which the uncanny atmosphere was achieved in the narrative were found out.
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16 Sep 2022
TL;DR: In this paper , the authors explore various theories explaining the cause of gender inequity in this region including the Islam thesis/social modernization theory, political-economic theory, and psychological/social structural theories, with an emphasis on the Islamic thesis theory.
Abstract: Why is the Middle East North Africa region consistently ranked the lowest on the gender equity scale? This question is quite perplexing and that has driven several scholarly researchers to investigate the situation of gender and women's rights within the states in the region. In this research, I explore the various theories explaining the cause of gender inequity in this region including the Islam thesis/social modernization theory, political-economic theory, and psychological/social structural theories, with an emphasis on the Islamic thesis theory. I argue that the state's support and prioritization of Muslim/sharia law over federal law is a major contributor to gender inequity within the Middle East North African states. Tunisia presents a very interesting case where the state government continuously holds the reins of power with little to no autonomy granted to the mosques and their leaders despite the proclamation of Islam as the official religion of the state in the constitution. This thesis research provides a detailed analysis of the form of state-mosque interrelationships that existed within the different government regimes in Tunisia. I find that under a structured supervision/control of religious activities by the state government in Tunisia, gender-equitable policies continue to flourish amid opposition from religious fundamentalists.
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01 May 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, an overlooked play written by Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972) is discussed and analyzed in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in literature or catalogues of manuscripts.
Abstract: This article aims to discuss and analyse an overlooked play written by Dr. Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972), who was a prominent Iranian poet and writer. Having spent several years outside Iran, his works were published in various journals including Jahaan-e Nou, Armaghaan and Yaadegaar. One of Mir Fakhraai’s literary outputs, i.e. this play, appears to have been overlooked in the scholarly works of modern Persian literature. This play is written in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in the literature or catalogues of manuscripts. The manuscript Persian MS. 996, which is held in the John Rylands Library, contains this play, entitled Sonaat-e Dehkade ‘The Village Sonata’, which was written under the pen name Golchin Gilaani in 1947 in London. This article will demonstrate the relationship between this work of Mir Fakhraai, and his other works by analysing the content and the structure of the play within the context of its production. Through analysing its content, first it will be shown how its content is a manifestation of the (in) direct impact of war (in this case World War II) on the Iranian diaspora and second the analysis will highlight the contribution of the play to Persian literary works. The final aim of the article is to highlight the importance of exploring Persian manuscripts holdings in which voices of authors, such as Mir Fakhraai, seem to have been overlooked.

4 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: In this paper, Cem Yilmaz has become nearly synonymous with Turkish comedy through comedies like Arif V 216 (2018), taking this film as its focus, this article situates Yilmiş among his competitors while tracing...
Abstract: Cem Yilmaz has become nearly synonymous with Turkish comedy through comedies like Arif V 216 (2018). Taking this film as its focus, this article situates Yilmaz among his competitors while tracing ...

3 citations