Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven films, showing how directors turn around the politics of the gaze as they play with the various meanings of the Arabic term hijab (veil, curtain, screen). Martin analyzes these films on their own theoretical terms, developing the notion of "transvergence" to examine… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (October 13, 2011)

Collection: New Directions in National Cinemas

Parent ISBN: 9780253356680

Page count: 288 pages

Language: English


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