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Author Cannon, Byron, 1940- author.

Title Symbolism and folk imagery in early Egyptian political caricatures : the Wafd election campaign, 1920-1923 / Byron D. Cannon ; foreword by Samir Toubassy
Published Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 137 pages)
Series Utah series in Middle East studies
Utah series in Middle East studies.
Contents General Egyptian historical background to 1914 -- The career of Saad Pasha Zaghlul and early post-war Wafd politics -- Political caricature and folk imagery in the 19th century : were European prototypes "transferable" to the non-European world? -- Punch satirical prototypes "exported" to culturally restricted audiences beyond Europe : the Awadh Punch in India, Egypt's Abou Naddara and Al-Siyøsah al Muawwarah -- "Real precedents" : popular non-political/non-satirical posters by Cairo Punch and lesser-known lithographers -- Wafd political posters between 1919 and 1923 : symbolism and folk imagery -- Conclusion : evolving stages of caricature by mid-century : sophisticated satirical comics and daily imagery
Summary "This impressive work successfully combines two genres. It serves as a collection catalogue of hitherto largely unknown graphic images of great historical value, and it offers an analytical history based on those images which enriches our understanding of the politics, culture, and society of early 20th century Egypt, all effectively situated in global context"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 15, 2020)
Subject Political campaigns -- Egypt -- Caricatures and cartoons -- History -- 20th century
Politics and government -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Politics and government -- Humor.
Politics and government.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- Caricatures and cartoons -- 20th century
Egypt -- Politics and government -- Humor -- 20th century
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1919-1952.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018055006
ISBN 1607817004