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Routledge Handbook on Arab Cinema

Noha Mellor

Building on a growing body of literature, this Handbook provides an up-to-date and authoritative survey of Arab cinema.

The collection includes contributions from academics and filmmakers from across the Arab region, Europe, and North America, and fills a gap in media studies by examining the entire Arab region, rather than focusing on one country or theme. The Handbook also sheds light on the heterogeneity of Arab filmmaking not only within the Arab region, but also globally, within diasporic communities. It is split into six parts:

  • Part 1 provides an overview of each sub-region in the Arab world, including a chapter on Arab animation films.
  • Parts 2, 3, and 4 address topical themes, encompassing the representation of gender, religion, and identity politics in Arab cinema.
  • Part 5 discusses the theme of diaspora and Part 6 concludes the volume with reflective essays penned by selected diasporic filmmakers.

This book is an essential reference for Arab media and cinema scholars, students, and professional filmmakers. With case studies from across the Arab region, it's also a valuable resource for anyone interested in film and media, global cinema, and the Middle East generally.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Jun 19th, 2024
  • Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032295329
  • Categories: Film - Direction & ProductionFilm - History & CriticismFilm - Reference

About the Author

Noha Mellor is Professor of Media at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She is also Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University and Adjunct Professor at Stockholm University. She has authored or edited multiple books on Arab media, including Arab Digital Journalism (2022, Routledge) and Routledge Handbook on Arab Media (2021).

Praise for this book

"From the Maghreb to the Levant, and from political identity to gender and religion, this important volume provides a rich and nuanced overview of Arab cinema and its myriad roles in shaping, and reflecting, contemporary Arab societies. A must read."

Sahar Khamis, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park, United States

"Routledge Handbook on Arab Cinema edited by Noha Mellor is a comprehensive guide to the history and development of Arab cinema. The book covers a wide range of topics, including gender representation, film cultures, and the value chain of the film sector. The contributors to the book are experts in their respective fields, and their insights provide a nuanced understanding of Arab cinema. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Arab cinema and its cultural significance."

Philip J. Auter, Hubert Bourgeois Endowed Professor in Communication, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States