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Arab Culture, Vol. 1: An In-depth Look at Arab Culture Through Cartoons and Popular Art Tarek Mahfouz

Arab Culture, Vol. 1: An In-depth Look at Arab Culture Through Cartoons and Popular Art

Tarek Mahfouz

Published December 20th 2010
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Paperback
474 pages
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 About the Book 

In Arab Culture, you will discover a new and illuminating perspective on the Arabic world and its culture. It uses cartoons from Arabic media as windows on the vibrant day-to-day life of Arab countries, showing Arab attitudes, behavior, and mores asMoreIn Arab Culture, you will discover a new and illuminating perspective on the Arabic world and its culture. It uses cartoons from Arabic media as windows on the vibrant day-to-day life of Arab countries, showing Arab attitudes, behavior, and mores as they are expressed locally. By presenting the cartoons and then explaining their context, not only does this book teach the essential but all-too-easily overlooked details of culture, but it invites readers to analyze their own assumptions and interpretations, provoking a dynamic engagement with Arabic culture. As the cartoons are fully translated and the discussions are in English, those who are unfamiliar with or just beginning their study of Arabic will be able to engage fully with the cultural lessons. However, the book has additional benefits for advanced Arabic students, as it presents a range of national dialects and idiomatic slang forms that will be unfamiliar to those who know only classroom Arabic.