Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-5381-3904-2 • Hardback • September 2020 • $194.00 • (£150.00)
978-1-5381-3905-9 • eBook • September 2020 • $174.50 • (£135.00)
Terri Ginsberg is Assistant Professor of Film, and former Director of the Film Program, at The American University in Cairo. She is author of Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film, editor of two special issues on film and media of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, and co-editor of Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice.
Chris Lippard is Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. He is co-editor of Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice.
Contributors: Hend Alawadhi, Samirah Alkassim, Farshad Aminian, Savaş Arslan, Patricia Caillé, Sandra G. Carter, Anne Ciecko, Gayatri Devi, Iman Hamam, Dale Hudson, Wissam Mouawad, Helga Tawil-Souri, Negar Taymoorzadeh, Mark R. Westmoreland, Alia Yunis
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
About the Authors
About the Contributors
This second edition of a work first published a decade ago includes the same main features as its predecessor—a chronology, dictionary, filmography, and bibliography—and retains the nuanced approach regarding the entwinement of Middle Eastern cinema and politics that characterizes the earlier edition. The updating is extensive: e.g., the chronology of Middle Eastern cinematic events now extends to 2020; the filmography has grown from 65 pages to 74 pages; and the excellent bibliography has increased by 5 pages. Overall, the volume is some 200 pages longer than its predecessor. The heart of the volume, the dictionary proper, covers the same sorts of material as the first edition did—major films, performers, directors, film festivals, genres, and movements; film-centered organizations and government entities; Middle Eastern national cinemas; and important themes in Middle Eastern cinema (e.g., exile and diaspora, Islam, nationalism, women)—but more extensively. The 2020 volume profiles 330 people and 216 films. . . The updating of this dictionary makes it a required resource for those seeking current, comprehensive information on Middle Eastern cinema in one volume. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates; graduate students.— Choice Reviews